Common Name:  Plant Bugs

Description:  The plant bugs are the most abundant family in the Hemiptera-Heteroptera order. They are generally spotted feeding on plants or perching on a leaf. Certain species of this family are herbivore and others are predaceous. These small, soft-bodied creatures are distinguished by a four segmented antennae, a beak, and a cuneus on the front wings.

Spot ID Key Characters:

  1. Ocelli absent
  2. Wings angle down behind abdomen
  3. Cuneus present in front wings

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Order:  Hemiptera, suborder Heteroptera