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Hemiptera

Hemiptera

(Science: zoology) An order of hexapod insects having a jointed proboscis, including four sharp stylets (mandibles and maxillae), for piercing. In many of the species (heteroptera) the front wings are partially coriaceous, and different from the others.

They are divided into the heteroptera, including the squash bug, soldier bug, bedbug, etc.; the homoptera, including the cicadas, cuckoo spits, plant lice, scale insects, etc.; the thysanoptera, including the thrips, and, according to most recent writers, the pediculina or true lice.

Origin: NL, fr. Gr. Half _ wing, fr. To fly.


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Re: strange beetle

I would guess it was a Hemiptera and not a beetle. Perhaps a negro bug?

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by shawnv
Thu Jun 06, 2013 9:17 pm
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: strange beetle
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Re: Unkown Bug? Hemiptera? Pics

... "wheel bug"), however, it might be Reduvius personatus (the masked hunter). Both of these are in the Family Reduviidae, and in the Order Hemiptera. Another hemipteran to consider is someone in the Family Coreidae (Leaf-footed bugs). Use caution - these things have mouthparts that stab ...

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by zoogeographer
Thu Jul 16, 2009 3:00 am
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Unkown Bug? Hemiptera? Pics
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Unkown Bug? Hemiptera? Pics

... looking thing where a mouth would be. Its eyes are on the sides of its head. Anyways, here are some pics of it. My uncle said something about a hemiptera but wasn't quite sure if he was right or not. Edit: It was also pretty much brown. http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g311/sportsjock0885/11-2.jpg ...

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by tree
Thu Jul 16, 2009 1:13 am
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Unkown Bug? Hemiptera? Pics
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What is this insect I found?

... is now an adult because of the wings! Arilus cristatus I am not sure if I spelled the species name correctly. It is a type of Assassin Bug in the Hemiptera true bugs family.

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by February Beetle
Fri Jun 20, 2008 12:18 pm
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: What is this insect I found?
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Animal Name Game!

Hemiptera?

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by ping
Sun Jul 29, 2007 6:33 am
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Animal Name Game!
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