true bug

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any of various insects of the order Hemiptera and especially of the suborder Heteroptera

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The true bug collection at the American Museum of Natural History is extremely large.
In my own gardens this summer, I have watched an unidentified true bug bring eggplant flea beetles under control and hover fly larvae rip through aphid colonies--the stuff of science fiction movies.
absoluta and corn plants cultivated in household vegetable gardens in San Miguel de Tucuman (Argentina) [S 26[degrees] 48' 35.6" W 65[degrees] 14' 24.6", 500 m], during middle spring (Oct) 2012, we noted the presence of a native true bug predating diverse mobile insects including aphids and leafhoppers.
Toby's scientific revisionary work evolved over time from carefully described and illustrated species, to employment of cladistics and matrixes of shared derived characters, to sequencing 3,500 base pairs of DNA for 450 true bug species, representing 85 percent of known families.
Tachinids usually attack adults of the true bug and grasshopper orders.
The Anthocoridae (Hemiptera: Heteroptera) is a complex of 500-600 predatory true bug species distributed virtually worldwide (Ford 1979; Lattin 1999a).
With no great thoughts of where it would all end up, we set out in the spring of 1995 on a most excellent true bug adventure.
Schuh for his many contributions to the study of heteropterology and for bis much appreciated help with our true bug studies.
ETYMOLOGY: Combining the Latin noun "vorago" meaning abyss or gulf to describe the unique cavity on the ventral surface of the pygophore and Greek "coris" referring to true bug. The gender is masculine.
I was assigned some space across the hall from the small office and research space Jim shared with his assistant Darlene Wilcox and given the task of dissecting and illustrating male genitalia in the true bug subfamily Blissinae.
Scientists and conservationists assessed a total of 784 species of cockroaches, beetles, true bugs, wasps, butterflies, moths, dragonflies, damselflies, leaf insects, stick insects, spiders and land snails, accounting for nearly 70 percent of all the species listed.
The 50 bugs chosen are from just ten orders of insects: 'cockroaches and termites', beetles, flies, true bugs, 'bees, wasps and ants', 'butterflies and moths', mantids, 'grasshoppers and crickets', 'dragonflies and damselflies' and 'stick insects and leaf insects'.