Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Suborder Sternorrhyncha - Plant-parasitic Hemipterans

Scale insect? - female Hyalopterus pruni - female Elm Leaf Galls - Tetraneura Amphorophora ampullata Amazing aphid aggregation on Smilax tamnoides - Neoprociphilus aceris? - Neoprociphilus aceris bugs on our porch Monellia ? Cool orange psyllid - Neophyllura
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hemiptera (True Bugs, Cicadas, Hoppers, Aphids and Allies)
Suborder Sternorrhyncha (Plant-parasitic Hemipterans)
Identification
Most are quite inactive and some (scale insects) are very sedentary. Tarsi are 1- or 2-segmented. Antennae are long and thread like, when present. Many are wingless and some (scale insects) don't look like insects.
Print References
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Works Cited
1.Borror and DeLong's Introduction to the Study of Insects
Norman F. Johnson, Charles A. Triplehorn. 2004. Brooks Cole.