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: on Thursday

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

Campylenchia latipes - Wide-footed Treehopper

Started by Jimmy Dee. Last reply by Jimmy Dee on Thursday. 5 Replies

This little treehopper was on the inside of my patio door. It wanted out. Hard to get a photo there so I put it in a Styrofoam cup with a piece of cellophane over it. Took a few images and let it go…Continue

Tags: jd17tb, Treehopper, Wide-footed, latipes, Campylenchia

wee Harlequin Bug july 27,2017

Started by Tom Finck. Last reply by Nancy Mullin Jul 27. 1 Reply

Moncton -…Continue

Some bugs, Fredericton, 12 and 13th July, 2017

Started by Chris Adam. Last reply by Gail Taylor Jul 14. 2 Replies

PENTATOMIDAE Pentatominae: Cosmopepla lintneriana - Twice-stabbed Stink BugOn purple loosestrife under the silver maple canopy in the Fredericton Wildlife Area, 13 July, early evening.…Continue

Tags: MIRIDAE, Phylinae, Orectoderus, obliquus, Bug

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

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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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