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National Insect Week returns in 2018

True bugs

ORDER: HEMIPTERA

(Ancient Greek - hemi = half ; pteron = wing)

Feed on plant sap, using their specialised piercing, sucking mouthparts, can be large

Insects in this order

  • Common froghopper (spittle bug)

    True bugs have mouthparts that are specialized for piercing and sucking: most feed on plant juices though some are predators. They include plant-bugs, bed-bugs, water-boatmen, aphids, leafhoppers, froghoppers, and (in warmer climates) cicadas.
  • Green shieldbug

    True bugs have mouthparts that are specialized for piercing and sucking: most feed on plant juices though some are predators. They include plant-bugs, bed-bugs, water-boatmen, aphids, leafhoppers, froghoppers, and (in warmer climates) cicadas.

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Most travelled

Painted Lady butterflies fly annually from North Africa to the UK, occasionally Monarch butterflies cross from America.

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