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Heteroptera British & World English

A group of true bugs comprising those in which the forewings are non-uniform, 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 British & World English

Bugs of the Heteroptera group

Heteroptera in assassin bug British & World English

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

Heteroptera in bedbug British & World English

A bloodsucking bug which is a parasite of birds and mammals

Heteroptera in chinch British & World English

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

Heteroptera in cotton stainer British & World English

A North American bug which feeds on cotton bolls, causing reddish staining of the fibres

Heteroptera in damsel bug British & World English

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

Heteroptera in flatbug British & World English

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

Heteroptera in Heteroptera British & World English

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

Heteroptera in kissing bug British & World English

A bloodsucking North American assassin bug which can inflict a painful bite on humans and often attacks the face

Heteroptera in lace bug British & World English

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

Heteroptera in mirid British & World English

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

Heteroptera in pond skater British & World 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 British & World 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 shield bug British & World English

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

Heteroptera in squash bug British & World English

A bug which resembles a shield bug, several American kinds being serious pests of squashes and similar fruit

Heteroptera in stilt bug British & World English

A plant bug with very long slender legs

Heteroptera in water boatman British & World 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 water cricket British & World 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 British & World English

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

Heteroptera in water scorpion British & World English

A mainly tropical predatory water bug with grasping forelegs, breathing from the surface via a bristle-like ‘tail’

Heteroptera in water stick insect British & World English

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