|Bugs of North America Index|
Order Hemiptera | Heteroptera | Sternorrhyncha | Auchenorrhyncha
Live bugs, cicadas, hoppers, aphids and their allies photographed at North American locations.
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Hemiptera was first recognized by Linnaeus in the Systema Naturae of 1758.
True Bugs species number almost 5,000 in North America, and 40,000 worldwide. Bugs have hypodermic needle-like mouthparts that allow them to extract fluids from plants and animals. Hemiptera Index
Suborder Auchenorrhyncha - Cicadas & Planthoppers
Suborder Sternorrhyncha - Aphids, scales, mealybugs, jumping plant lice