This large order of insects comprises about 80,000 species. They are the only insects correctly referred to as bugs. Members of this order have sucking mouthparts and a liquid diet, either animal or plant. Adults have two pairs of wings, of which the hindwings are membranous.
Bugs, Aphids, and Cicadas
Pictures and facts of Order Hemiptera in Brisbane, Australia.
Taxonomy and images of aphids, cicadas, and true bugs from the Tree of Life project.
Information from Wikipedia on the true bugs, which include cicadas, aphids, planthoppers and shield bugs.
Hemiptera: Bugs, Aphids and Cicadas
The characteristics of these insects, their life cycle, feeding and habitat, with illustrations.
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