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with certain spiders and generally have the appearance of their host, with long slender legs and slightly bulbous abdomen (Myers 1925).

A bizarre nymphal mirid (possibly Para-carnus) is found in Cuba (China 1931). It bears a four-part, peduncled prothoracic horn, giving it a resemblance to certain treehoppers (genus Cyphonia?), with which it may have some association, possibly as a predator.

Although primarily treating the Ecuadorian fauna, Froeschner (1981) provides a useful compendium of the suborder for Latin America.


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