(Greek, hemi = half; pteron = wing)
Common Names: bugs, leafhoppers, cicadas, aphids, scale insects.
Distribution: Cosmopolitan
Suborders: Sternorrhyncha, Auchenorrhyncha, Heteroptera

The Hemiptera, or true bugs, includes the groups previously known as Heteroptera (or Hemiptera in the strict sense) and Homoptera. While all of these insects can be recognized by their characteristic straw-like sucking mouthparts, different families of Hemiptera vary widely in appearance. A few examples are shown here.

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