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                                                                   Order HEMIPTERA

                                            (True Bugs)





1.  Incomplete (simple) metamorphosis

2.  Piercing-sucking mouthparts

3.  Basal portion of front wing usually thickened & leathery

4.  Mostly terrestrial but some are aquatic

5.  Serious pests of plants and some attack mammals

6.  One group transmits "Chagas" disease


Typical Examples: