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Squash bug, Coreus marginatus

True bugs include shield bugs, ground bugs, mirid or capsid bugs, water bugs, frog hoppers, plant hoppers, aphids and scale insects.

Not all true bugs can fly, but those that can have wings that usually overlap when they are folded, instead of meeting in a mid line.

All species have piercing mouth parts with which they spear plants, and in some species, body fluids or blood.

Most people are familiar with shield bugs, squash bugs and other plant bugs including aphids and plant scales.

A number of species are prolific plant pests and transfer viruses from one plant to the next as they feed on the sap.

Number of UK species: about 1,700

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Re: Capsid bug? 2 days ago by Lucanus123 Lucanus123
Re: Unknown true bug/nymph? 1 month ago by Lucanus123 Lucanus123
possible Leiodes calcarata? 2 months ago by lolakola lolakola
Re: 3 beetles for i/d please 2 months ago by flecc flecc
Re: What is this biting bug? 3 months ago by triops triops
Re: Is this an Ichneumon wasp? 4 months ago by mikeeward mikeeward
Re: Black-and-white bug found on Crete - what can it be ? 4 months ago by rhossilian rhossilian
Re: Strange bug over Rainham Marshes RSPB site's garden. 5 months ago by Florin - Museum ID team Florin - Museum ID team
Re: Mirid bug from Crete for ID 5 months ago by TORCROSS TORCROSS
Re: Two bugs for ID from Tobago 5 months ago by TORCROSS TORCROSS
Re: shieldbug? 6 months ago by emg emg
Re: I found this bug in my garden don't know-how it is 7 months ago by AmandaB AmandaB
Re: Identification of shield bug 8 months ago by Fiona Fiona
Help to ID this earwig please 11 months ago by Cyprus Man Cyprus Man
Re: Aphid? Nymph? What species? 1 year ago by Ratatoskr Ratatoskr
Re: Bug for ID please 1 year ago by TORCROSS TORCROSS
Re: Instar id help needed 1 year ago by AmandaB AmandaB
Re: please can someone identify this bug 1 year ago by Mr p Mr p
Flies in bathroom and toilet - please help identify 1 year ago by camper camper
Re: Help to ID this bug? 1 year ago by Sofa Sofa
Re: Fly for i/d please 1 year ago by eddie66 eddie66
Tick? from Costa Rica 1 year ago by Raddes Raddes
Re: ? Bug or Beetle 2 years ago by liz liz
Re: What's this weevil crossing the road? 2 years ago by NatureNinja NatureNinja
Re: identify bug like creature 2 years ago by Rockwolf Rockwolf
Re: Biting bug ID please 2 years ago by MikeHardman MikeHardman
Re: A BUG FRIGHTENED OUT OF ITS SKIN? 2 years ago by jaguarondi jaguarondi
Re: yellow/black striped abdomen, probiscus, no sting 2 years ago by Florin - Museum ID team Florin - Museum ID team
Re: Heterotoma planicornis? 2 years ago by Marcello Consolo Marcello Consolo
Re: Pondloving bug? 2 years ago by Debwit Debwit



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