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the true bugs, an order of arthropods (class Insecta) with over 30,000 species, usually characterized by the presence of two pairs of wings and mouth parts adapted for piercing or sucking.
An arthropod order of the class Insecta that includes many plant lice and other true bugs; those of the subfamily Triatominae are bloodsuckers and of medical importance. The best known species is Cimex lectularius, the common bedbug.
[hemi- + G. pteron, wing]
Hemiptera/He·mip·tera/ (he-mip´ter-ah) an order of insects, winged or wingless, including ordinary bugs and lice, having mouth parts adapted for piercing and sucking.
an order of arthropods (class Insecta); includes some 30,000 species, known as the true bugs; characterized by having mouthparts adapted to piercing or sucking, and usually having two pairs of wings.