Features for Hemiptera

Some features useful in distinguishing the Hemipteran families.

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Figure 1. Proboscis of Reduvidae - the curved proboscis assists in identifying assassin bugs, Reduvidae.

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Figure 2. Scutellum

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Figure 3. Antenna aristoid - like a stiff hair.

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Figure 4. The cuneus is an area of the fore wing defined by the costal furrow, Miridae.

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Figure 5. Clavus

In Fulgoridae, with numerous cross-veins between anal veins.

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Figure 6. Ocelli

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Figure 7. Antenna of Fulgoroidea - with the pedicel enlarged and covered in wart-like sensillia. Ventral view.

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Figure 9. The fossula spongiosa is a pad on the fore tibia of Peiratinae - Reduviidae, which is used for capturing prey. The relatively short length of this pad (less than half the length of the tibia) identifies this bug as being in the genus Peirates.