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- n. Plural form of hemipteran.
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The most widely known hemipterans are probably water striders.
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.
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.