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.
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Order: True Bugs, Cicadas, Hoppers, Aphids and Allies (Hemiptera)