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Hemiptera - True Bugs

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 Kingdom: Animalia
 Phylum: Arthropoda
 Subphylum: Hexapoda
 Class: Insecta
 Order: Hemiptera

Green Stink BugThere are around 35,000 species in this order. Hemiptera is Greek for "half wing." The base of the true bug's forewing is hardened!

The species in this order are found throughout the world and they come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and colors. True bugs also have a mouth with a segmented beak that they use for piercing and sucking. Most true bug species feed on plant juice. All true bugs, like all insects, have segmented bodies, antennae, and six legs.

Species in this order include cicadas, leafhoppers, treehoppers, aphids, spittlebugs, stiltbugs, stinkbugs, mealybugs, and bedbugs.