Hemiptera
Hemiptera /hɛˈmɪptərə/ is an order of insects most often known as the true bugs (cf. bug), comprising around 50,000–80,000 species of cicadas, aphids, planthoppers, leafhoppers, shield bugs, and other...
Hemiptera - Wikipedia
Assassin Bug Eats Spiders After Feigning Capture
A species of assassin bug has been found which creeps onto spiders’ webs and pretends to be prey, then devours the spider when it comes to investigate. The creature, known to entomologists as Stenolem...
Why Navy Scientists Want to Mimic Cicadas
Yes, the big red eyes are creepy. Not to mention the bizarre 17-years-in-the-ground, six-weeks-in-the-trees, mad-trysting-and-death cycle. And the sheer volume–billions of them are expected to before ...
Aphid
Amazing animal footage of the female aphid as it produces hundreds of clone daughters. Fascinating short video from BBC wildlife show 'Battle of the Sexes in...
Cicada
After lying beneath the earth for up to 17 years, cicadas venture above ground as a massive group to shed their larvae shells, sprout wings and sing for a ma...
Bedbug
Don't doze off just yet. Maybe they should be called bed blood bugs, an army of these can attack a person 500 times in one night! See All National Geographic...
Aphid
Aphids, also known as plant lice and in Britain and the Commonwealth as greenflies, blackflies, or whiteflies (not to be confused with "jumping plant lice" or true whiteflies) are small sap-sucking in...
Aphid - Wikipedia
Cicada
Cicadas (/sɪˈkɑːdə/ or /sɪˈkeɪdə/) are insects in the order Hemiptera, suborder Auchenorrhyncha (which was formerly included in the now invalid suborder called "Homoptera"). Cicadas are in the superfa...
Cicada - Wikipedia
Planthopper
A planthopper is any insect in the infraorder Fulgoromorpha, exceeding 12,500 described species worldwide. The name comes from their remarkable resemblance to leaves and other plants of their environm...
Planthopper - Wikipedia
Leafhopper
Leafhopper is a common name applied to any species from the family Cicadellidae. These minute insects, colloquially known as hoppers, are plant feeders that suck plant sap from grass, shrubs, or trees...
Leafhopper - Wikipedia
Shield bug
Pentatomoidea is a superfamily of insects in the Heteroptera suborder of the Hemiptera order and, as such, share a common arrangement of sucking mouthparts. They are commonly referred to as shield bug...
Shield bug - Wikipedia
Auchenorrhyncha
The Auchenorrhyncha (former synonym: Cicadinea) suborder of the Hemiptera contains most of the familiar members of what was called the Homoptera – groups such as cicadas, leafhoppers, treehoppers, pla...
Auchenorrhyncha - Wikipedia
Coleorrhyncha
Coleorrhyncha or Peloridiomorpha, also known as moss bugs or beetle bugs, are a suborder of Hemiptera and represent an ancient lineage of moss-feeding insects that evolved in the southern paleo-contin...
Coleorrhyncha - Wikipedia
Heteroptera
Heteroptera is a group of about 40,000 species of insects in the order Hemiptera. Sometimes called "true bugs", that name more commonly refers to Hemiptera as a whole, and "typical bugs" might be used...
Heteroptera - Wikipedia
Sternorrhyncha
The Sternorrhyncha suborder of the Hemiptera contains the aphids, whiteflies, and scale insects, groups which were traditionally included in the order Homoptera. "Sternorrhyncha" refers to the rearwar...
Sternorrhyncha - Wikipedia
Ghilianella beckeri
Ghilianella beckeri is a species of assassin bug in the subfamily Emesinae found in Brazil. The species was described in 2009 and was found in the collection of the late professor Johann Becker (1932–...
Rhiginia
Rhiginia is a New World genus of the Ectrichodiinae subfamily of the reduviid (assassin bugs). Species of this genus are generally active, alert and strong fliers.
Heterogastridae
Heterogastridae is a family of lygaeoid bugs consisting of 23 genera and 97 species.The group has been considered a subfamily, tribe and subtribe, but most recently has been restored to family status....
Shaivism
Shaivism or Saivism is one of the four most widely followed sects of Hinduism, which reveres the God Shiva as the Supreme Being. It is also known as śaiva paṁtha (Sanskrit: शैव पंथ; lit. "pantha a...
Shaivism - Wikipedia
Rose aphid
Macrosiphum rosae is a species of aphid. It infests rosebushes, especially around new buds.
Rose aphid - Wikipedia
Anoeciidae
Anoeciinae is a subfamily of the family Aphididae. Anoeciines live underground and feed on the roots of plants.
Austrokatanga
Austrokatanga is a monotypic genus of the Ectrichodiinae subfamily of the reduviid (assassin bugs). The lone species, Austrokatanga monteithi, is found in Australia.
Assassin Bug Eats Spiders After Feigning Capture
A species of assassin bug has been found which creeps onto spiders’ webs and pretends to be prey, then devours the spider when it comes to investigate. The creature, known to entomologists as Stenolem...
Why Navy Scientists Want to Mimic Cicadas
Yes, the big red eyes are creepy. Not to mention the bizarre 17-years-in-the-ground, six-weeks-in-the-trees, mad-trysting-and-death cycle. And the sheer volume–billions of them are expected to before ...
Bed bug
Bed bugs, bed-bugs, or bedbugs are parasitic insects of the cimicid family that feed exclusively on blood. Cimex lectularius, the common bed bug, is the best known, as it prefers to feed on human bl...
Bed bug - Wikipedia
Forest bug
The forest bug (Pentatoma rufipes) is a species of shield bug in the family Pentatomidae. It is a common and widespread species found in forests and woodlands. It is shiny dark brown with red-orange m...
Forest bug - Wikipedia
Newsteadia myersi
Newsteadia myersi is the only member of the scale insect family Ortheziidae to have been found in New Zealand. It was found by sifting through the leaf litter and debris under nikau palm trees (Rhopal...
Newsteadia myersi - Wikipedia