Toad bugs

All members of this family can jump onto their prey, and many have a bumpy or warty appearance. Oval and broad in shape, with bulging, toadlike eyes, their camouflage coloring blends in with mud, sand, or shingle.

• III I CYCLE Eggs are laid in plant debris or wet soil. The nymphs have good sight.

• ()C( :i IRREN( T Worldwide, especially in the Southern I lemisphere. By ponds and streams; in rotten wood and leaf litter; and under stones.

Length i/lt)_i>/4in (0.2-3.5cm), most sA-%in (1-l.Scm)

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Order ¡-¡FMIPTKRA

Family HYDROMETRIDAE

species J 2()

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