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True Bugs (Suborder Heteroptera)
(Class Insecta, Order Hemiptera)
Invertebrates Around Las Vegas, Wildlife Around Las Vegas
heteroptera General: Shield bugs, seed bugs, assassin bugs, flower bugs, and water bugs are included in the suborder Heteroptera, some 25,000 species of relatively large bugs. Heteropterans are recognized by their mouthparts, which are modified into a beak capable of piercing plants and sucking fluids. When not feeding, Heteropterans tuck their beak under their chin and chest.
Family Coreidae: Leaf-footed Bugs Family Coreidae: Leaf-footed Bugs
Family Corixidae: Water Boatman Family Corixidae: Water Boatman
Family Gelastocoridae: Toad Bugs Family Gelastocoridae: Toad Bugs
Water Strider (Gerris remigis) Family Gerridae: Water Strider (Gerris remigis).
Small Milkweed Bug (Lygaeus kalmii) Family Lygaeidae: Seed Bugs; Small Milkweed Bug (Lygaeus kalmii)
Lygus bug (Lygus spp.) Family Miridae (Plant Bugs): Lygus bug (Lygus spp.)
Naucoridae Family Naucoridae: Riffle Beetle (Ambrysus mormon) (aka Creeping Water Bug).
Back Swimmers (Family Notonectidae) Family Notonectidae: Back Swimmers.
Scentless Plant Bugs (Family Rhopalidae) Family Rhopalidae: Scentless Plant Bugs

Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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