Piercing and sucking mouthparts differentiate these "True" Bugs from other insects.
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There are a total of 17 "True" Bugs of North America in the Insect Identification database. Entries are listed below in alphabetical order.
Aphids Identifying Colors: green; black; yellow Tiny and light, lime-green in color, these insects suck the juice of plants to the point where the plants dehydrate and possi... READ MORE
Assassin Bug Identifying Colors: red; orange; black; white; gray The strong beak found on Assassin bugs is used to repeatedly, and violently, stab its prey to death, hence the name 'assassin... READ MORE
Bed Bug Identifying Colors: red; brown; purple Although it is best known for its ruthless biting on slumbering humans, the Bed Bug is a parasite of birds and bats as well. ... READ MORE
Boxelder Bug Identifying Colors: red; black; gray; orange Boxelder Bugs commonly form large congregations alongside homes,on trees and especially near Boxelder bushes. They also pref... READ MORE
Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Identifying Colors: brown; gray; yellow; red; black The Brown Marmorated Stink Bug is a pest to a large variety of fruit-bearing trees and plants, leaving circular damaged areas... READ MORE
Candy-striped Leafhopper Identifying Colors: blue; red The bold coloration on this species of leafhopper make it unique. When threatened, leafhoppers will cock their hing legs and... READ MORE
Eastern Leaf-footed Bug Identifying Colors: brown, white, gray, black The massive and spiny legs on the Eastern Leaf-footed Bug are usually the second feature noticed by an observer. The white s... READ MORE
Giant Water Bug Identifying Colors: brown; black Large insect species with noticeable foreleg pincers. Mostly flat and oval shaped with dead leaf-like coloring. The Giant Wat... READ MORE
Helmeted Squash Bug Identifying Colors: brown, white The Helmeted Squash Bug is considered a pest of plants in the squash family such as gourds and pumpkins. Adults feed on plan... READ MORE
Kudzu Bug Identifying Colors: green, brown, black The Kudzu Bug is an Asian import that has helped curb the growth of the plant-suffocating Kudzu vine, which also originates f... READ MORE
Leaf-Footed Bug Identifying Colors: brown; gray; black; The males of this large plant-eating family have thick thighs, often with spikes on them. Theses parts of the leg are used t... READ MORE
Milkweed Bug Identifying Colors: black; orange; red Adult milkweed bugs do not seem to damage garden and field crops. They drink the nectar of various plants as well as the mil... READ MORE
Planthopper Identifying Colors: green, white Planthoppers look a lot like leafhoppers, but they have fewer leg spines and more interesting heads. Their bodies are wedge-s... READ MORE
Rosy Apple Aphid Identifying Colors: red; black; green; tan; purple; white Rosy Apple Aphids are a huge pest in apple orchards and plantain farms. Their juice-sucking activity on the trees both shriv... READ MORE
Squash Bug Identifying Colors: gray; black; brown Squash bugs are similar in appearance to Stink bugs. Both emit an odor when crushed, but squash bugs tend to feed on melons ... READ MORE
Treehopper Identifying Colors: black, yellow, white Treehoppers come in a variety of colors. There are many genera and each has a variation or region of dominance. The protrus... READ MORE
Wheel Bug Identifying Colors: brown; gray; blue; red; black This insect is well-noted for its incredibly painful bite when disturbed or nonchalantly handled.
A member of the Assassi... READ MORE
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