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
Termitaradus
Termitaradus is a small tropicopolitan genus of true bugs placed in the family Termitaphididae. As is typical for the family, living members of Termitaradus are small, being an average of 2 millimet...
Termitaradus - Wikipedia
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....
Acanthaspis petax
Acanthaspis petax is a species of assassin bug that preys on ants. This species uses carcasses of its preferred prey item to disguise itself from predation from spiders in the salticidae family.This i...
Acanthaspis petax - Wikipedia
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...
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Corythucha ciliata
Corythucha ciliata, the sycamore lace bug, is a species of lace bug Tingidae that is a pest of sycamores in the New and Old Worlds. In is native to the New world.
In Europe, C. ciliata was first ...
Corythucha ciliata - Wikipedia
Bagauda zigzag
Bagauda zigzag is a species of assassin bug discovered in Taiwan in 2007 in an area of uplifted coral reef forest. One individual was observed to prey upon a spider. The species is nocturnal and indiv...
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
Neides
The genus Neides is a small but common Old World group of stilt bugs; the name has precedence of the junior synonym name Berytus which Fabricius coined for the same taxon in 1803. It formerly included...
Neides - Wikipedia
Xenophysella
Xenophysella is a genus of moss bug (Peloridiidae). The type species is Xenophysella stewartensis, formerly Xenophyes stewartensis found only on Stewart Island, off New Zealand.
Cimicidae
Cimicidae is a family of small parasitic insects that feed exclusively on the blood of warm-blooded animals. They are called cimicids or, loosely, bedbugs (or bed bugs or bed-bugs), though the latter ...