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Cicadas True Bugs and Relatives: Hemiptera

Physical Characteristics, Habitat, Diet, Behavior And Reproduction, Hemipterans And People, Conservation StatusGEOGRAPHIC RANGE

GREENHOUSE WHITEFLY (Trialeurodes vaporariorum): SPECIES ACCOUNTS
PEA APHID (Acyrthosiphon pisum): SPECIES ACCOUNTS
SEVENTEEN-YEAR CICADA (Magicicada septendecim): SPECIES ACCOUNTS
GIANT WATER BUG (Lethocerus maximus): SPECIES ACCOUNTS
BED BUG (Cimex lectularius): SPECIES ACCOUNTS
SEA SKATER (Halobates micans): SPECIES ACCOUNTS
BACKSWIMMER (Notonecta sellata): SPECIES ACCOUNTS

The hemiptera are found on all continents except Antarctica. They are even found on remote islands in the middle of the ocean. And they are the only insects that live on the surface of the ocean. There are about 82,000 species of hemiptera worldwide, with about 12,000 species in the United States and Canada.

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Animal Life ResourceInsects and Spiders