True Bugs of Texas


Bug Photographs Organized 
by Family and Subfamily

Quinn's Photo Techniques
See also: TX "Short-horned" Bugs (Homoptera)

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Affinis Leaf-footed Bug - Anisoscelis affinis

Order Hemiptera - Suborder Heteroptera
True Bugs


Infraorder Gerromorpha


Family Gerridae - Water Striders
Family Hydrometridae - Water Measurers
Family Mesoveliidae - Water Treaders
Family Veliidae - Smaller Water Striders

Infraorder Leptopodomorpha

Family Saldidae - Shore Bugs

Infraorder Nepomorpha - Aquatic Bugs

Family Belostomatidae - Giant Water Bugs
Family Corixidae - Water Boatmen
Family Gelastocoridae - Toad Bugs
Family Naucoridae - Creeping Water Bugs
Family Nepidae - Waterscorpions
Family Notonectidae - Backswimmers

Infraorder Cimicomorpha

Family Tingidae - Lace Bug
Family Miridae - Plant Bugs
Family Anthocoridae - Minute Pirate Bugs
Family Lasiochilidae
Family Cimicidae - Bed Bugs
Family Nabidae - Damsel Bugs
Family Reduviidae - Assassin Bugs

Subfamily Emesinae - Thread-legged Bugs
Subfamily Ectrichodiinae
Subfamily Harpactorinae
Subfamily Microtominae
Subfamily Peiratinae - Corsairs
Subfamily Phymatinae - Ambush Bugs
Subfamily Reduviinae
Subfamily Saicinae
Subfamily Stenopodainae
Subfamily Triatominae - Kissing Bugs

Infraorder Pentatomorpha

Family Aradidae - Flat Bugs

Superfamily Lygaeoidea

Family Berytidae - Stilt Bugs
Family Blissidae
Family Cymidae
Family Geocoridae - Big-eyed Bugs
Family Lygaeidae - Seed Bugs
Family Pachygronthidae
Family Piesmatidae - Ash-gray Leaf Bugs
Family Rhyparochromidae - Dirt-colored Seed Bugs

Superfamily Pyrrhocoroidea

Family Largidae - Bordered Plant Bugs
Family Pyrrhocoridae - Red Bugs

Superfamily Coreoidea

Family Alydidae - Broad-headed Bugs
Family Coreidae - Leaf-footed Bugs
Family Rhopalidae - Scentless Plant Bugs

Superfamily Pentatomoidea

Family Cydnidae - Burrowing Bugs
Family Pentatomidae - Stink Bugs
Family Scutelleridae - Shield-backed Bugs
Family Thyreocoridae - Ebony Bugs

See also:

"Short-horned" Bugs (Homoptera) of Texas
Valerie's Austin Bug Collection
Biologia Centrali-Americana: Insecta, Hemiptera, Heteroptera-Homoptera

Selected References:

Baranowski, R.M. and J.A. Slater. 1986. Coreidae of Florida (Hemiptera, Heteroptera). Arthropods of Florida and Neighboring Land Areas. Vol. 12. Florida Dept. of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Gainesville. viii + 82 pp. (Full PDF)

Barber, H.G. 1906. Hemiptera from Southwestern Texas. Science Bulletin of the Museum of the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences, 1(9): 255-289.

Blatchley, W.S. 1926. Heteroptera, or true bugs of eastern North America, with especial reference to the faunas of Indiana and Florida. The Nature Publishing Co., Indianapolis. 1116 pp.

Henry, T.J. and R.C. Froeschner (eds.). 1988. Catalog of the Heteroptera, or True Bugs, of Canada and the Continental United States. E. J. Brill, New York. xix + 958 pp.

Schaefer, C.W. and A.R. Panizzi (eds). 2000. Heteroptera of Economic Importance. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL. xx + 828 pp. (Text)

Schuh, R.T. and J.A. Slater. 1995. True Bugs of the World (Hemiptera: Heteroptera). Classification and Natural History. Cornell University Press, Ithaca, New York. xii + 336 pp. (Text)

Slater, J.A. and R.M. Baranowski. 1978. How to know the True Bugs. Wm. C. Brown Company, Dubuque, Iowa. x + 256 pp.

Slater, J.A. and R.M. Baranowski. 1990. The Lygaeidae of Florida (Hemiptera: Lygaeidae). Arthropods of Florida and Neighboring Land Areas. Vol. 14. Florida Dept. of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Plant Industry, Gainesville. xv + 211 pp.

Torre-Bueno, J. R. de la. 1912. Records of Heteroptera from Brownsville, Texas (Hemip.). Entomological News 23: 120-122.

Van Duzee, E.P. 1917. Catalogue of the Hemiptera of American North of Mexico: Excepting the Aphididae, Coccidae and Aleurodidae. Vol. 2. University of California Press, Berkeley. i-xiv + 902 pp. (Full Text)

Pentatomoidea Bibliography - David A. Rider


31 Mar 2015 Mike Quinn / entomike@gmail.com / Texas Entomology