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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: Having trouble with this Sardinian Bug (presumably Family: Pentatomidae?) 2 days ago by Garret Garret
Re: Identification help please. A True Bug? 2 days ago by Garret Garret
Re: Hemiptera . pentatomidae 3 weeks ago by Elham Elham
Re: Found this beauty in the house today. Can you identify it? 1 month ago by Garret Garret
Help with identification. 1 month ago by Curious Curious
Re: ID Please 1 month ago by jaguarondi jaguarondi
Re: Assassin Bug? 2 months ago by Garret Garret
Re: Can someone please help me identify these Bugs? 2 months ago by flecc flecc
Pure white insect in back garden 4 months ago by Birdy Birdy
Re: True Bug ID help 4 months ago by jaguarondi jaguarondi
Re: What bug is this? Please help! 5 months ago by AmandaB AmandaB
Another bug from Costa Rica for ID. 11 months ago by TORCROSS TORCROSS
A couple of Assassin bugs for ID. 11 months ago by TORCROSS TORCROSS
3 Shield bugs from Costa Rica for ID 11 months ago by TORCROSS TORCROSS
Re: Whitish-grey large aphid on willow? 1 year ago by jaguarondi jaguarondi
Re: Identification of Costa Rican Licen Mimic Hemopteran 1 year ago by h.r.woodland@warwick.ac.uk h.r.woodland@warwick.ac.uk
Re: ID for Green Hemipteran please please 1 year ago by Ann Ann
Re: Help with froghopper id. please 1 year ago by Tiggywinks Tiggywinks
Re: A shieldbug? 1 year ago by GeoDave GeoDave
Re: Capsid bug? 1 year ago by Lucanus123 Lucanus123
Re: Unknown true bug/nymph? 2 years ago by Lucanus123 Lucanus123
possible Leiodes calcarata? 2 years ago by lolakola lolakola
Re: 3 beetles for i/d please 2 years ago by flecc flecc
Re: What is this biting bug? 2 years ago by triops triops
Re: Is this an Ichneumon wasp? 2 years ago by mikeeward mikeeward
Re: Black-and-white bug found on Crete - what can it be ? 2 years ago by rhossilian rhossilian
Re: Strange bug over Rainham Marshes RSPB site's garden. 2 years ago by Florin - Museum ID team Florin - Museum ID team
Re: Mirid bug from Crete for ID 2 years ago by TORCROSS TORCROSS
Re: Two bugs for ID from Tobago 2 years ago by TORCROSS TORCROSS
Re: shieldbug? 2 years ago by emg emg

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