BioImages: The Virtual Field-Guide (UK)


Subtaxa (ie subgroups of this Order)

AUCHENORRHYNCHA (a suborder of bugs)
CICADOMORPHA (a superfamily of planthoppers), eg: Philaenus spumarius quadrimaculatus (a cuckoo-spit insect) - Adult - dorsal view FULGOROMORPHA (a superfamily of planthoppers), eg: Issus coleoptratus (a beetle bug) - Latero-dorsal view
Suborder 18 subtaxa 27 ident refs
HETEROPTERA (true bugs)
Cimicomorpha (an infraorder of bugs), eg: Miris striatus (Fine Streaked Bugkin) - Dorsal view - in situ Gerromorpha (an infraorder of waterbugs), eg: Aquarius najas (River Skater) - Dorsal view Leptopodomorpha (an infraorder of bugs), eg: Halosalda lateralis (a shorebug) - Female - dorsal view Nepomorpha (an infraorder of waterbugs), eg: Hesperocorixa linnaei (a lesser waterboatman) - Dorsal view Pentatomomorpha (an infraorder of bugs), eg: Aelia acuminata (Bishop’S Mitre Shield-bug, Bishop's Mitre) - Male - dorsal view
Suborder 138 subtaxa 104 ident refs
STERNORRHYNCHA (a suborder of bugs)
ALEYRODOIDEA (whiteflies), eg: Aleurotuba jelinekii (Viburnum Whitefly) - Pupae - dorsal view - close-up APHIDOIDEA (aphids), eg: Phyllaphis fagi (Beech Aphid) - Aphids on underside of leaf COCCOIDEA (scale insects, coccids), eg: Aulacaspis rosae (Scurfy Scale, Rose Scale) - Colony PSYLLOIDEA (jumping plantlice), eg: Trioza centranthi (a jumping plantlouse) - Galled plant
Suborder 58 subtaxa 70 ident refs
Unidentified Hemiptera (Unidentified Bugs)
Homopteran bug with parasite - front three-quarter view

Suggested Literature

Identification Works

Davis, B.N.K., 1991 Insects on Nettles
Guthrie, M., 1989 Animals of the Surface Film
Saunders, E., 1892 The Hemiptera Heteroptera of the British Islands
Danmarks Blomstertæger: Danmarks Blomstertæger
Southwood, T.R.E. & Leston, D., 1959 Land and Water Bugs of the British Isles
Unwin, D., 2001 A Key to the Families of British Bugs (Insecta, Hemiptera)
Cercle de Mycologie de Mons (Belgique): (Page perso de JJ. Wuilbaut): Cercle de Mycologie de Mons (Belgique): (Page perso de JJ. Wuilbaut)


Hawkins, R.D., 1985 Some foods of Heteroptera larvae in the wild

on cherry trees

Leather, S.R. & Bland, K.P., 1999 Insects on cherry trees

on thistles

Redfern, M., 1995 Insects and Thistles

Plant galls

Darlington, A., 1968 A Pocket Encyclopedia of Plant Galls in colour
Redfern, M. & Shirley, P., 2002 British Plant Galls - Identification of galls on plants and fungi
Redfern, M. & Shirley, P., 2011 British Plant Galls
Stubbs, F.B. (Editor), 1986 Provisional Keys to British Plant Galls

Stored product pests

Mound, L. (ed), 1989 Common Insects of Stored Products: a guide to their identification.

BioInfo BioInfo ( has 67 general literature references to HEMIPTERA (bugs)

HEMIPTERA may also be covered by literature listed under:

(living things)
(insects and other 6-legged organisms)
(true insects)

BioInfo BioInfo ( has 2831 feeding and other relationships of HEMIPTERA (bugs)

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