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: 31
Latest Activity: Jul 31

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.

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Spike-shouldered stink bug (Picromerus bidens) Fredericton July 30.

Started by Danny O'Shea Jul 31. 0 Replies

Found this P. bidens patrolling along an alder branch near the Larch Swale.…Continue

Common Damsel bug with syrphid fly prey

Started by Chris Adam. Last reply by Chris Adam May 23. 6 Replies

On a dandelion, 21 May 2018, between the Dept Natural Resources facilities and Bishop Drive, Fredericton. This Common Damsel Bug - NABIDAE Nabinae: Nabis roseipennis had captured a syrphid fly,…Continue

Tags: roseipennis, syrphid, fly, Melanostoma, Nabis

Alder Spittlebug [Clasroptera obtusa] Nov. 3/17 Quispamsis noted on side of house in daytime

Started by Joanne Savage Nov 6, 2017. 0 Replies

I did have to consult a friend who knows far more than I when it comes to such critters.…Continue

Cottongrass seed head bug

Started by Chris Adam. Last reply by Chris Adam Sep 25, 2017. 2 Replies

This 3mm true bug was found deep within a cottongrass (Eriophorum) seed head on 16 Sep 2017. Specimen KR17-25. Looks more like Cymus discors than angustatus, both of which are found in NB. Family…Continue

Tags: discors, Cymus, Cymidae, Eriophorum, cottongrass

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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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