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  • n. Plural form of hemipteran.


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  • The most widely known hemipterans are probably water striders.

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  • The site includes spiders (phylum Arthropoda, class Arachnida), isopods (e.g., pill bugs; phylum Arthropoda, class Crustacea), and insects (phylum Arthropoda, class Insecta); bugs are actually a specific order of insect (hemipterans - true bugs), so even most insects can't technically be called bugs.

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  • The defining feature of hemipterans is that both the nymph and adult form have a beak which they use to draw fluids from plants.


  • Most plant feeding hemipterans are found on the stem, bark of plant, leaves, and root. ants.

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