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Heteroptera nymphs

Heteroptera nymphs

Tim Hooper
© Tim Hooper


These nymphs are members of the stink bug or shield bug family and are referred to as true bugs. Most bugs are herbivores (plant feeders) piercing and sucking nutrients from plants. Many true bugs are experts at camouflage. They may behave in a particular way or they may use colouration, patterns, and special body forms to help them blend in with their surroundings. For example some look like sticks, leaves, dirt or bark.

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