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Spot ID Characters for the Order

Hemiptera
Suborder Heteroptera

Key Characters:

  • Mouthparts form tubular proboscis at front of head
  • Front wings (hemelytra) cross over to form "X"-pattern on back
  • Triangular scutellum in center of back
  • Front wings leathery at base and membranous toward apex

Common Families: