True Bugs of the Maritimes (Hemiptera/Heteroptera and Homoptera)


True Bugs of the Maritimes (Hemiptera/Heteroptera and Homoptera)

Hemiptères et Homoptères des Maritimes

A discussion group for exploring the fascinating insect group that are the True Bugs (Hemiptera and/or Heteroptera) and "Short-horned" Bugs (Homoptera) and their allies. (Please post only species seen/found in the Canadian Maritimes).

Members: 29
Latest Activity: May 16

This large group of insects includes...(among others)

Water Scorpions (Nepidae), Giant Water Bugs (Belostomatidae), Water Boatmen (Corixidae), Backswimmers (Notonectidae), Water Striders (Gerridae), Plant Bugs (Miridae), Cicadas (Cicadidae), Treehoppers (Membracidae), Leafhoppers (Cicadellidae), Stink Bugs (Pentatomidae), Spittlebugs (Cercopidae), Aphids (Aphididae)...etc.

Discussion Forum

Brown Water Scorpion - March 25, 2017

Started by Jimmy Dee. Last reply by Jimmy Dee May 16. 9 Replies

Bugs in March YAY!Come to find out this cute fellow is a Brown Water Scorpion, aka Ranatra fusca. Its a True Bug and member of the family Nepidae. I'm able to ID this one by the fact its the only one…Continue

Tags: fusca, jdtb17, Ranatra, Nepidae, water

Western Conifer Seed Bug

Started by Tony. Last reply by Danny O'Shea Oct 14, 2016. 3 Replies

Fredericton Oct 12 2016Showing detail of forewings…Continue

Tags: 2016, 12, Oct, Fredericton

BLISSIDAE Ischnodemus falicus on shoreline grass, Fredericton

Started by Chris Adam. Last reply by Chris Adam Oct 9, 2016. 2 Replies

First bug post in October, but maybe not the last this year.I spent an hour wandering on each side of the boat launch off Waterloo Row, Fredericton, 7 October, 2016. There is a wonderful mature…Continue

Tags: Hymenoptera, falicus, Ischnodemus, BLISSIDAE

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Comment by Chris Adam on April 15, 2016 at 13:57

Since yesterday -- 14 April 2016 -- I have been seeing Birch Catkin Bugs around my house in Fredericton. These will be found on, around or near birch trees (I have one in my front yard): LYGAEIDAE Ischnorhynchinae: Kleidocerys resedae - Birch Catkin Bug.

Comment by Jimmy Dee on May 26, 2014 at 18:33

Doing a little research to understand just what this group is, I came across this explanation from Berkeley University:

Some entomologists group both Hemiptera and Homoptera within the group Heteroptera; others use the name Heteroptera for what we have called the Hemiptera and use Hemiptera for the Heteroptera.

Now that I have a grasp on this group ... onward :)


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