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Cercopoidea Checklist: Froghoppers

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27 April 2020
Froghoppers from the superfamily Cercopoidea are also known as spittlebugs. They are best known for encasing themselves with a foam fortress during their nymphal stages, presumably for defense. Despite…
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Fulgoridae Checklist: Lantern Bugs

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26 March 2020
Lantern bugs or lanternflies are some of the most colourful and enigmatic subjects in the realm of macro photography. They belong to the Fulgoridae family, with the most distinct…
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Membracidae Checklist: Treehoppers

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6 October 2019
Treehoppers belong to the family Membracidae and their nymphs are sometimes also referred to as thorn bugs. They have an enlarged and often ornate pronotum (like a helmet). Treehoppers…
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Pentatomoidea Checklist: Shield Bugs & Stink Bugs

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7 February 2019
Pentatomoidea is a superfamily comprised of shield bugs and stink bugs. They have a well-developed scutellum, and usually have antennae with five segments. The tarsi usually have two or…
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Reduviidae Checklist: Assassin Bugs

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5 December 2018
Assassin bugs belong to the Reduviidae family. Almost all are ambush predators. They have a relatively narrow neck, sturdy build, and a formidable curved proboscis which is used to…