Suborder Heteroptera

"Hemiptera" means "Half-wing".

The forewings are 'hemielytron' in that half the wing is leathery and the wing tip is membanous. They have a characteristic V shape as the wings cross. The hind wings are membanous. Their mouthparts are elongated into a slender beak from rear of head. These are the "True" bugs.

BUGS - by Ogden Nash
"Some insects feed on rosebuds
And others feed on carrion.
Between them they devour the earth.
Bugs are totalitarian."

Water strider - Aquarius remigis

3 photos
Water strider  - Aquarius remigis

Plant bug 1 - Closterocoris amoenus

4 photos
Plant bug 1 - Closterocoris amoenus

Plant bug 2 - Irbisia mollipes

3 photos
Plant bug 2 - Irbisia mollipes

Plant bug - Dicyphus hesperus

1 photos
Plant bug - Dicyphus hesperus

Western Tarnished Plant Bug - Lygus hesperus

2 photos
Western Tarnished Plant Bug - Lygus hesperus

Plant bug 3 - Lygus sp.

2 photos
Plant bug 3 - Lygus sp.

Broken-back bug - Taylorilygus apicalis

9 photos
Broken-back bug - Taylorilygus apicalis

Plant bug - Brooksetta sp.

1 photos
Plant bug - Brooksetta sp.

Plant bug - Parthenicus sp

1 photos
Plant bug - Parthenicus sp

Plant bug - Deraeocoris sp

1 photos
Plant bug - Deraeocoris sp

Potato bug - Closterotomus norvegicus

2 photos
Potato bug - Closterotomus norvegicus

Plant bug (Tribe Ceratocapsini) - unidentified sp

1 photos
Plant bug (Tribe Ceratocapsini) - unidentified sp

Assassin bug - Rhynocoris ventralis

1 photos
Assassin bug -  Rhynocoris ventralis

Bee assassin - Apiomerus californicus

4 photos
Bee assassin -  Apiomerus californicus

Western conenose - Triatoma protracta

1 photos
Western conenose - Triatoma protracta

Leafhopper assassin bug - Zelus renardii

19 photos
Leafhopper assassin bug - Zelus renardii

Four spurred assassin bug - Zelus tetracanthus

19 photos
Four spurred assassin bug - Zelus tetracanthus

Assassin nymphs - Zelus sp.

10 photos
Assassin nymphs - Zelus sp.

Thread-legged bug - Unidentified sp

1 photos
Thread-legged bug - Unidentified sp

California false chinch bug - Xyonysius californicus

1 photos
California false chinch bug - Xyonysius californicus

Seed bug - Xyonysius sp.

2 photos
Seed bug - Xyonysius sp.

Seed bug 1 - Nysius sp.

3 photos
Seed bug 1 - Nysius sp.

Seed bug 2 - Nysius sp.

1 photos
Seed bug 2 - Nysius sp.

Large milkweed bug -Oncopeltus fasciatus

19 photos
Large milkweed bug -Oncopeltus fasciatus

Small milkweed bug - lygaeus kalmii

10 photos
Small milkweed bug - lygaeus kalmii

Redcoat Seed Bug - Melanopleurus belfragei

2 photos
Redcoat Seed Bug - Melanopleurus belfragei

Seed bug - Melacoryphus lateralis

2 photos
Seed bug - Melacoryphus lateralis

Red bug - Scantius aegyptius

6 photos
Red bug - Scantius aegyptius

Mediterranean seed bug - Xanthochilus saturnius

2 photos
Mediterranean seed bug - Xanthochilus saturnius

Damsel bug - Nabis sp.

2 photos
Damsel bug - Nabis sp.

Bordered plant bug - Largus (californicus/cinctus)

4 photos
Bordered plant bug - Largus (californicus/cinctus)

Red-shouldered bug - Jadera haematoloma

11 photos
Red-shouldered bug - Jadera haematoloma

Scentless plant bug - Harmostes angustatus

2 photos
Scentless plant bug - Harmostes angustatus

Scentless Plant Bug - Harmostes sp

2 photos
Scentless Plant Bug - Harmostes sp

Scentless plant bug - Harmostes sp.

1 photos
Scentless plant bug - Harmostes sp.

Scentless plant bug - Brachycarenus tigrinus

4 photos
Scentless plant bug - Brachycarenus tigrinus

Hyaline grass bug - Liorhyssus hyalinus

6 photos
Hyaline grass bug - Liorhyssus hyalinus

Scentless plant bug - Arhyssus sp.?

2 photos
Scentless plant bug - Arhyssus sp.?

Cixiid planthopper - Unidentified sp.

1 photos
Cixiid planthopper - Unidentified sp.

Dirt-colored seed bug - Ozophora sp.

1 photos
Dirt-colored seed bug - Ozophora sp.

Leaf-footed bug - Catorhintha apicalis

2 photos
Leaf-footed bug - Catorhintha apicalis

Cactus coreid - Chelinidea vittiger

4 photos
Cactus coreid - Chelinidea vittiger

Cactus bug - Narnia femorata

4 photos
Cactus bug - Narnia femorata

Leaf-footed bug - Leptoglossus zonatus

11 photos
Leaf-footed bug - Leptoglossus zonatus

Western conifer seed bug - Leptoglossus occidentalis

1 photos
Western conifer seed bug - Leptoglossus occidentalis

Burrowing bugs - Unidentified spp.

7 photos
Burrowing bugs - Unidentified spp.

Harlequin bug - Murgantia histronica

15 photos
Harlequin bug - Murgantia histronica

Painted bug - Bagrada hilaris

31 photos
Painted bug - Bagrada hilaris

African cluster bug - Agonoscelis puberula

7 photos
African cluster bug - Agonoscelis puberula

Stink bug - Holcostethus abbreviatus

3 photos
Stink bug - Holcostethus abbreviatus

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug - Halyomorpha halys

2 photos
Brown Marmorated Stink Bug - Halyomorpha halys

Rough stink bug - Brochymena affinis

2 photos
Rough stink bug - Brochymena affinis

Rough stink bug - Brochymena sulcata

4 photos
Rough stink bug - Brochymena sulcata

Rough stink bug - Brochymena sp.

3 photos
Rough stink bug - Brochymena sp.

Conchuela bug -Chlorochroa ligata

6 photos
Conchuela bug -Chlorochroa ligata

Say's stink bug - Chlorochroa sayi

8 photos
Say's stink bug -  Chlorochroa sayi

Uhler's stink bug - Chlorochroa uhleri

2 photos
Uhler's stink bug -  Chlorochroa uhleri

Red shouldered stink bug - Thyanta pallidovirens

26 photos
Red shouldered stink bug - Thyanta pallidovirens

Southern green stink bug - Nezara viridula

19 photos
Southern green stink bug - Nezara viridula

Stink bug 1 - Unidentified sp.

1 photos
Stink bug 1 - Unidentified sp.

Lace bug - Corythucha sp.

3 photos
Lace bug - Corythucha sp.