Hemiptera (bugs)

from Orange County, California
and nearby places

Yellow background, exotic to California and/or North America.
Click on the names for more images and information.

Photographed and compiled by Peter J. Bryant (pjbryant@uci.edu
Department of Developmental and Cell Biology, 
University of California, Irvine, CA 92697
And Ron Hemberger and others

Heteroptera (True Bugs)
Anthocoridae (Minute Pirate Bugs)   Belostomatidae (Giant Water Bugs)

Minute Pirate Bug,
Orius tristicolor

Minute Pirate Bug,
Montandoniola confusa
 
Toe biter,
Abedus
indentatus
 
Berytidae (Stilt Bugs)   Cimicidae (Bed Bugs)

Acanthophysa echinata
(nymph)

Pronotacatha annulata
 
Bed Bug,
Cimex lectularius


Hesperocimex coloradensis
Coreidae (Leaf-footed Bugs)

Squash Bug,
Catorhintha apicalis

Western leaf-footed bug, Leptoglossus clypealus

Western Conifer Seed Bug, Leptoglossus occidentalis

Leptoglossus zonatus
Coreidae (Leaf-footed Bugs)(cont.)
Corixidae
(Water Boatmen)
  Gelastocoridae
(Toad Bugs)

Cactus Bug, Narnia femorata
 

Water boatman
 
Gelastocoris oculatus
Geocoridae
(Big-eyed Bugs)
Gerridae
(Water Striders)
Mesoveliidae
(Water Treaders)
Largidae (Bordered Plant Bugs)

Geocoris pallens

Geocoris punctipes

Aquarius remigis

Water treader

Bordered Plant Bug,
Largus californicus
Lygaeidae (Seed Bugs)

Kleidocerys modestus

Small Milkweed Bug,
Lygaeus kalmii

Melacoryphus rubicollis

Seed Bug,
Melanopleurus belfragei

White-crossed Seed Bug, Neacoryphus sp.

Neortholomus sp.

Nysius sp.

Large Milkweed Bug,
Oncopeltus fasciatus

Xyonysius californicus
 
Miridae (Plant Bugs)

Agnocoris sp.

Aoplonema nigrum

Brooksetta sp.

Closterocoris amoenus

Potato Bug,
Closterotomus norvegicus

Creontiades rubrinervis

Deraeocoris sp.

Dicyphus (hesperus?)

Engyltatus modestus

Irbisia brachycera

Irbisia californica

Irbisia solani

Lopidea marginata

Scarlet Plant Bug, Lopidea sp.

Lopidea sp.

Lygus hesperus

Tarnished Plant Bug, Lygus sp.


Lygus sp.


Parthenicus sp.

Phytocoris sp.

Plagiognathus verticalis

Plagiognathus sp.

Cotton Fleahopper, Pseudatomoscelis seriatus

Ranzovius californicus

Rhinacloa forticornis
Miridae (Plant Bugs, cont.) Nabidae (Damsel Bugs) Notonectidae (Backswimmers)

Broken-back Bug,
Taylorilygus apicalis

Plant Bug

Plant Bug

Damsel Bug
Pentatomidae (Stink Bugs)

Painted Bug,
Bagrada hilaris


Say's Stink Bug,
Chlorochroa sayi

Uhler's Stink Bug,
Chlorochroa uhleri

Stink Bug,
Euschistus conspersus
Pentatomidae (Stink Bugs) cont. Pyrrhocoridae (Red Bugs)

Harlequin bug,
Murgantia histrionica

Southern Green Stink Bug,
Nezara viridula

Red-shouldered Stink Bug,
Thyanta pallidovirens

Red Bug,
Scantius (=Lodosiana) aegyptius
 
Reduviidae (Assassin Bugs and Thread-legged Bugs)

Thread-Legged Bug,
Emesaya brevipennis

Thread-Legged Bug,
Empicoris rubromaculatus

Western corsair,
Rasahus
thoracicus

Assassin Bug, Rhynocoris ventralis

Assassin bug, Sinea diadema

Assassin Bug, Stenolemus lanipes

Leafhopper Assassin Bug,
Zelus renardii

 
Rhopalidae (Scentless Plant Bugs)

Arhyssus sp.

Western box-elder bug,
Boisea rubrolineata

Harmostes angustatus

Harmostes dorsalis

Harmostes (reflexulus?)

Harmostes sp.

Harmostes sp.

Red-shouldered Bug, Jadera haematoloma

Hyaline Grass Bug,
Liorhyssus hyalinus

Liorhysssus sp.

Liorhyssus sp.

Niesthrea louisianica

Rhopalus tigrinus

Scentless Plant Bug
 
Rhyparochromidae (Dirt-colored Seed Bugs)    

Megalonotus sabulicola

Ozophora sp.

Mediterranean Seed Bug,
Xanthochilus saturnius
   
Saldidae (Shore Bugs) Scutelleridae (Shield-backed Bugs) Thyreocoridae (Negro Bugs)

Saldula sp.

Scutellerid Bug
 
Negro Bug, Corimelaena
 
Tingidae (Lace Bugs) Veliidae (Broad-shouldered Water Striders)

Sycamore lace bug,
Corythucha confraterna

Lace Bug,
Corythucha incurvata

Lace Bug,
Corythucha morrilli

Lace Bug, Corythucha sp.

Microvelia sp.
Homoptera (Whiteflies, aphids, cicadas, hoppers, and allies)
Aleyrodidae (Whiteflies): Top row pupae; next row adults
   

Giant Whitefly,
Aleurodicus dugesii

Crown Whitefly, Aleuroplatus coronata

Aleuroplatus (gelatinosus?)

Iris Whitefly,
Aleyrodes spiroeoides

Greenhouse Whitefly,
Trialeurodes vaporariorum
Aphididae (Aphids): Top row nymphs; next row adults
 

Cotton/Melon Aphid, Aphis gossypii

Oleander Aphid, Aphis nerii

Cloudy-winged Cottonwood Aphid, Chaitophorus populicola

Aphid on Fremont Cottonwood, Chaitophorus populifolii

Mint Aphid, Eucarazzia elegans
 
   

Rose aphid, Macrosiphum rosae

Poplar Petiole Gall Aphid, Pemphigus populicaulis

Brown Ambrosia Aphid,
Uroleucon rudbeckiae
   
Aphididae (Aphids, cont.)

Cabbage Aphid,
Brevicoryne brassicae

Giant Aphid,
Eulachnus sp.

Obtusicauda sp.

 
Cercopidae (Spittle Bugs)    

Spittle Bug,
Clastoptera juniperina
(nymph)

Spittle Bug,
Clastoptera lineatocollis
(female)

Spittle Bug,
Clastoptera lineatocollis
(male)
   
Cicadellidae (Leafhoppers)

Acinopterus angulatus

Acinopterus sp.

Sycamore Leafhopper,
Alconeura quadrimaculata

Ballana sp.

Ceratagallia sp.

Colladonus geminatus

Colladonus reductus

Cuerna unica


Grass Sharpshooter,
Draeculacephala minerva

Sharpheaded Sharpshooter, Draeculacephala zeae

Empoasca sp.

Ligurian Leafhopper, Eupteryx decemnotata

Euscelis variegatus

Privet leaf hopper, Fieberiella florii

Giprus sp.

Blue-green Sharpshooter, Graphocephala atropunctata

Gyponana angulata

Gloridonus sp.

Glassy-winged Sharpshooter, Homalodisca vitripennis

Sharpshooter,
Neokolla hieroglyphica

Osbornellus scalaris

Polyamia sp.

Rugosana sp.

Scaphytopius sp.

Sophonia orientalis

Texananus latipex

Texananus sp.

Unidentified Cicadellid
   
Cicadidae
(Cicadas)
Cixiidae
(Cixiid Planthoppers)
Coccidae
(Soft Scale Insects)
Dactylopiidae
(Cochineal Insects)

Okanagana sp.

Cixius sp.

Barnacle Scale,
Ceroplastes cirripediformis

Dactylopius coccus
(female)

Dactylopius coccus
(male)
Delphacidae (Delphacid Planthoppers)

Muellerianella laminalis


Pissonotus melanurus

Stobaera tricarinata

Stobaera sp.
 
Dictyopharidae (Dictyopharid Planthoppers)  
Flatidae (Flatid Plathoppers)

Orgerius sp.

Scolops pallidus
   
Issidae (Issid Planthoppers)

Upright-winged Hopper,
Danepteryx robusta

Upright-winged Hopper,
Danepteryx sp.

Upright-winged Hopper,
Dictyobia permutata

Dictyssa obliqua

Neaethus jacintiensis
Issidae (Issid Planthoppers, cont.) Margarodidae (Scale Insects)

Neaethus vitripennis

Neaethus sp.

Neaethus sp.

Cottony cushion scale,
Icerya purchasi
 
Membracidae (Treehoppers)

Keeled treehopper,
Antianthe
expansa

Ceresa sp.

Cyrtolobus vanduzei

Parantonae hispida

Three-cornered Alfalfa Hopper, Spissistilus festinus
Pseudococcidae (Mealybugs)  

Sagebrush Mealybug (female), Amonostherium lichtensioides

Sagebrush Mealybug (male), Amonostherium lichtensioides

Citrus Mealy Bug,
Planococcus citri
   
Psyllidae (Jumping Plantlice)      

Cacopsylla sp.


Red gum lerp psyllid, Glycaspis brimblecombei

Unidentified Psyllid
   

© Peter J. Bryant.
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