Project Description

True Bugs

DID YOU KNOW?

Many of the species of true bugs share a sucking mouth part.

The Sycamore Assassin Bug (shown above) uses its multi-segmented beak to stab and inject poison its prey. The poisonous saliva breaks down its prey’s tissue into a liquid meal that the assassin bug can suck up through its tube. Insect smoothie.

If you are interested in taking a closer look at the unseen life that surrounds us at home, order your copy of Patio Life.

TAXONOMY

Kingdom: Animal
Phylum: Arthropods
Class: Insects
Order: True Bugs, Cicadas, Hoppers, Aphids and Allies (Hemiptera)

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