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“Am I bugging you? I don't mean to BUG ya.” | by j_aubz
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“Am I bugging you? I don't mean to BUG ya.”

True Bugs (Hemiptera)


Most true bugs have 2 pairs of wings, though some can be wingless. The fore wings are partly horny at the front and covered with soft membrane in the back. When the bug is at rest the fore wings are held flat over the back and cover the hind wings. The membranous tips of the fore wings overlap in this position.


True Bugs have mouth parts made for piercing and sucking, sometimes, plants, other insects or blood. Their mouths are set up with 2 pairs of needle like tubes, one pair does the piercing the other takes care of the sucking.

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Taken on January 30, 2010