Bug Nymphs

Bug Nymphs Photo, Picture
  • Common Name: Bug Nymphs
  • Order Name: Hemiptera
  • Family Name: Pentatomidae

Many Hemiptera suck plant juices although some have evolved to suck blood and body fluids. Hemiptera groups include water scorpions, water boatman, backswimmers, water striders, plant bugs, bed bugs, assassin bugs, flat bugs, seed bugs, red bugs and stink bugs.

This kindergarten was found on the underside of a leaf exhibiting a tightly clustered and well choreographed dance around one another until they finally dispersed. These immature nymphs mature into true bugs know as stink bugs. The yellow and black adults could be found further up the same shrub sipping on the juices of yellow berry clusters. The adults take on a typical pentagonal appearance and exude an unpleasant odor when disturbed. Although the term bugs is used as slang to describe all insects, members of the order Hemiptera are the only insects correctly identified as bugs.