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Saldula saltatoria (Common Shore Bug)

Synonyms: Cimex saltatoria

Wikipedia Abstract

Saldula saltatoria is a Holarctic shore bug with a circumboreal distribution. It is widespread in Central Europe and is the most common of the shore bugs, and often occurs in large numbers. It is an active predator on small invertebrates and lives on fresh water margins , from small water bodies to large lakes and rivers. Saldula saltatoria is also found at salt water edges and on high moorland, and also in less humid habitats such as fields and other ruderal habitats. In the Alps it rises about 2000 meters above sea level.
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Prey / Diet

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Medetera jacula1
Medetera tristis1
Notiophilus biguttatus1
Saldula pallipes2


Promachus yesonicus[2]


Europe & Northern Asia (excluding China); North America;

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Attributes / relations provided by
1Ecology of Commanster
2Predator-Prey Database for the family Asilidae (Hexapoda: Diptera) Prepared by Dr. Robert Lavigne, Professor Emeritus, University of Wyoming, USA and Dr. Jason Londt (Natal Museum, Pietermaritzburg)
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