HEMIPTERA: TRUE BUGS

Note: Many people have helped with the id of some of these insects, especially Mike Thomas, Patrick Coin, Eric Eaton, John Epler, and Steve Krotzer. Many have also been identified with "How to know the True Bugs" by Slater and Baranowski. Obviously, several are still unidentified so if you see anything you can identify I would love to know what they are! Email link at the bottom of the page... Note also that some authorities call this group the Heteroptera.

Stink Bug (Pentatomidae)
possibly Brochymena sp. Note that this female is laying eggs along the twig...

9 Apr 2004, Eglin AFB, FL


Stink Bug (Pentatomidae)
possibly Brochymena sp

18 May 2004, Yuchi WMA, Burke Co, GA


imm Stink Bug (Pentatomidae)
Podisus sp, possibly maculiventris

6 Jun 2004, Helton Creek off US 129, Union County, GA


  Stink Bug (Pentatomidae)
 

27 Oct 2004, Yuchi WMA, Burke County, GA


imm Stink Bug (Pentatomidae)
 

3 Nov 2004, Grassy Pond, Lowndes County, GA


imm Stink Bug (Pentatomidae)
Alcaeorrhynchus grandis

6 Oct 2005, Satilla River at GA 252, Charlton Co, GA


Rice Stink Bug (Pentatomidae)
Oebalus pugnax

22 Jul 2004, Ralph King Landing, Lake Seminole, Decatur Co, GA


Leaf-footed Bug (Coreidae)
probably Acanthocephala sp, possibly A. femorata

10 Apr 2004, Eglin AFB, FL


  Leaf-footed Bug (Coreidae)
Acanthocephala sp, possibly A. terminalis

17 Jun 2004, Johnson Ferry North Unit of Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, Cobb County, GA


  Leaf-footed Bug (Coreidae)
probably Leptoglossus phyllopus

13 Nov 2003, Altamaha River, Long Co, GA


Leaf-footed Bug (Coreidae)
Euthoctha galeator

22 Jul 2004, Williams Bluff Preserve, Early Co, GA


  Leaf-footed Bug (Coreidae)
possibly Leptoglossus oppositus

27 Oct 2004, Yuchi WMA, Burke County, GA


  Leaf-footed Bug (Coreidae)

4 Nov 2004, Catfish Creek, Camden Co, GA


  Broad-headed Bug (Alydus sp, Alydidae)

12 May 2004, dirt road off US 76, Towns County, GA


Broad-headed Bug (Alydus sp, Alydidae)

7 Jun 2004, dirt road off US 76, Towns County, GA


  Broad-headed Bug (Alydus sp, Alydidae)

6 Jul 2004, Pine Log WMA, Bartow Co, GA


Seed Bug (Lygaeidae)
Oncopeltus fasciatus

7 Jun 2005, Bullard Road at Ocmulgee River, Twiggs County, GA


Seed Bug (Lygaeidae)
Neacoryphus bicrucis

10 Jun 2004, Amicalola Falls State Park, Dawson County, GA


Stilt Bug (Berytidae) right image is closeup of unknown prey item
possibly Jalysus sp.

23 Aug 2004, US 301 Sand Quarry, Long Co, GA


Ambush Bug (Phymatidae)
Phymata sp.

18 Aug 2004, dirt road off US 76, Towns County, GA


Ambush Bug (Phymatidae)
Phymata sp.

This bug has snared a White Peacock butterfly, a pretty large prey item but the butterfly could not pull loose and eventually succumbed.

21 Jan 2006, Loxahatchee NWR, Palm Beach County, FL


  Assassin Bug (Reduviidae)

13 Sep 2003, Kennesaw Mountain, Cobb Co, GA


Assassin Bug (Psellioupus sp, Reduviidae)

15 Mar 2004, Marietta, Cobb Co, GA


  Assassin Bug (Repipta taurus,  Reduviidae)

11 May 2004, Altamaha River at US 1, Toombs County, GA


  Assassin Bug (Repipta taurus, Reduviidae)

26 Jun 2004, Great Pond,  Hartford Co, CT


  Assassin Bug (Reduviidae)
Apiomerus crassipes

20 Aug 2003, Griffin Ridge WMA, Long Co, GA


Assassin Bug (Reduviidae)
Apiomerus crassipes

21 May 2004, Eglin AFB, FL


Assassin Bug (Reduviidae)
Apiomerus crassipes

7 Jun 2004, dirt road off US 76, Towns County, GA


Assassin Bug (Reduviidae)
Apiomerus crassipes

16 Jun 2005, Boggy Gut at US 1, Richmond Co, GA


  Assassin Bug (Reduviidae)

26 Jun 2004, Great Pond,  Hartford Co, CT


  Assassin Bug (Reduviidae)

23 Aug 2004, Big Satilla Creek, Appling Co, GA


  Assassin Bug (Reduviidae)

29 Apr 2005, Sprewell Bluff State Park, Upson Co, GA


  Assassin Bug (Reduviidae)

17 Jun 2005, High Falls State Park, Monroe Co, GA


Plant Bug (Miridae)
Four-lined Leaf Bug (Poecilocapsus lineatus)

7 Jun 2004, Brasstown Creek at GA 66, Towns County, GA


 

Plant Bug (Miridae)
Lopidea
sp., possibly L confluenta

26 Jun 2004, Skinner State Park,  Hampshire Co, CT


  Shore Bug (Saldidae)
Pentacora ligata

31 Aug 2004, Johnson Ferry North Unit of Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, Cobb County, GA


Shore Bug (Saldidae)
Pentacora ligata

10 Sep 2004, Holly Creek, Murray Co, GA


  Water Striders Page (Gerridae)

Backswimmer (Notonectidae)

Notonecta sp.

18 May 2004, Yuchi WMA, Burke Co, GA


Backswimmer (Notonectidae)

Notonecta irrorata

5 Jul 2004, Lake Murray, Murray Co, GA

 

  Backswimmer (Notonectidae)

15 Oct 2005, Jinks Crossing Road pond, Decatur Co, GA

 

Water Boatman (Corixidae)

possibly Hespercorixa sp.?

14 Mar 2005, pond, Taylor Co, GA


Waterscorpion (Ranatra sp)

28 Mar 2004, Taylor Co, GA


Waterscorpion (Ranatra australis)

11 Feb 2006, Williams Bluff, Early Co, GA


  Giant Water Bug (Belostomatidae)
Belostoma sp.

5 Sep 2004, Lake Burton Fish Hatchery, Rabun Co, GA


Creeping Water Bug (Naucoridae)

possibly Pelocoris sp.?

14 Mar 2005, pond, Taylor Co, GA


Toad Bug (Gelastocoris oculatus)

19 Sep 2003, River Bend WMA, Laurens Co, GA


Toad Bug (Gelastocoris oculatus)

19 Mar 2004, High Falls State Park, Monroe Co, GA


Toad Bug (Gelastocoris oculatus)

22 Apr 2004, High Falls State Park, Monroe Co, GA


Toad Bug (Gelastocoris oculatus)

12 May 2004, Buck Creek, Polk County, NC


Toad Bug (Gelastocoris oculatus)

18 May 2004, Yuchi WMA, Burke Co, GA


unk immature sp.

12 Sep 2004, Little St Simons Island, Glynn Co, GA


   

   

   

   

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