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Heteroptera US English

A group of true bugs in which the forewings are nonuniform, having a thickened base and membranous tip. The predatory and water bugs belong to this group, as well as many plant bugs

heteroptera in Heteroptera US English

Bugs of the Heteroptera group

Heteroptera in assassin bug US English

A long-legged predatory or bloodsucking bug that occurs chiefly in the tropics and feeds mainly on other arthropods. Some of those that bite humans can transmit microorganisms such as the one causing Chagas' disease

Heteroptera in backswimmer US English

A predatory aquatic bug that swims on its back using its long back legs as oars. It is able to capture large prey such as tadpoles and fish

Heteroptera in bedbug US English

A bloodsucking bug that is a parasite of birds and mammals

Heteroptera in chinch US English

A plant-eating ground bug that forms large swarms on grasses and rushes

Heteroptera in cotton stainer US English

A North American bug that feeds on cotton bolls, causing reddish staining of the fibers

Heteroptera in damsel bug US English

A slender long-legged bug that is a predator of other insects

Heteroptera in flatbug US English

A broad flat bug that typically lives on or under loose bark

Heteroptera in Heteroptera US English

A group of true bugs in which the forewings are nonuniform, having a thickened base and membranous tip. The predatory and water bugs belong to this group, as well as many plant bugs

Heteroptera in lace bug US English

A small plant-eating bug that has a raised netlike pattern on the wings and upper surface

Heteroptera in mirid US English

An active plant bug of a large family that includes numerous plant pests

Heteroptera in pond skater US English

A slender predatory bug which moves quickly across the surface film of water, using its front legs for catching prey

Heteroptera in saucer bug US English

A disc-shaped predatory water bug which lives in muddy ponds and breathes by means of an air bubble around the body

Heteroptera in squash bug US English

A dark-colored bug with forewings marked by many veins

Heteroptera in stilt bug US English

A plant bug with very long slender legs

Heteroptera in stink bug US English

A broad shield-shaped bug that is typically brightly colored or boldly marked. It emits a foul smell when handled or molested

Heteroptera in water boatman US English

An aquatic bug that spends much of its time on the bottom, using its front legs to sieve food from the water and its hair-fringed rear legs for swimming

Heteroptera in water cricket US English

A predatory water bug that runs on the surface film of water, related to the pond skater but with shorter legs

Heteroptera in water measurer US English

A long, thin aquatic bug that walks slowly on the surface film of water and spears small prey with its beak

Heteroptera in water scorpion US English

A mainly tropical predatory water bug with grasping forelegs, breathing from the surface via a bristlelike “tail.”

Heteroptera in water stick insect US English

A very long, slender European water bug related to the water scorpion, which waits motionless in vegetation for prey to pass

Heteroptera in water strider US English

A slender predatory bug that moves quickly across the surface film of water, using its front legs for catching prey