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  Photographer: Paul Zborowski

True Bugs, Hoppers, Cicadas and Scale Insects

Class: Insecta
Phylum: Arthropoda
Order: Hemiptera

Diverse group of insects characterised by sucking mouthparts. Vary from 1-110mm in length. Have well-developed compound eyes, 2 to 3 simple eyes and antennae. Most have 2 pairs of wings, but some are wingless. 'True Bugs' are only those insects within the suborder Heteroptera. Feed on plant juices, though some species prey on other insects. Predators include other insects, spiders, frogs, reptiles and birds.