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bug

(bŭg),
An insect belonging to the suborder Heteroptera. For organisms so called, see the specific term.

bug

(bŭg)
n.
1.
a. An insect having mouthparts used for piercing and sucking, such as an aphid, a bedbug, or a stinkbug.
b. An insect of any kind, such as a cockroach or a ladybug.
c. A small invertebrate with many legs, such as a spider or a centipede.
2.
a. A disease-producing microorganism or agent: a flu bug.
b. The illness or disease so produced: took several days to get over the bug.

bug′ger n.
Computers Any defect in a system, usually understood as a software problem
Drug slang See Coke bug
Entomology Any of a number of insects that suck blood—e.g., bed bugs (Cimex lectularius)—and/or act as vectors for disease—e.g., reduviid bugs, carriers of trypanosomiasis
Informatics A tool used by hackers to access all the cookies from other websites stored on a PC’s hard drive
Microbiology A popular synonym for bacteria

bug

Medical entomology Any of a number of insects that are bloodsucking–eg, bed bugs–Cimex lectularius and/or act as vectors for disease–eg, reduviid bugs, carriers of trypanosomiasis. See Assassin bug, Kissing bug, Red bug, Reduviid bug Microbiology A popular synonym for bacteria. See Superbug.

bug

(bŭg)
1. Any insect of the order Hemiptera.
2. More colloquially, any insect or arachnid.
3. (slang) An acute febrile illness such as influenza or the common cold.
[of uncertain origin]

bug

One of various wingless or four-winged insects of the order Hemiptera and especially of the suborder Heteroptera , with piercing and sucking mouth parts. The bugs of medical importance include the cone nose (Reduviid) ‘assassin’ or ‘kissing’ bugs which transmit CHAGAS' DISEASE, and the bed bug, Cimex lectularis , which cause painful bites.

bug

(bŭg)
1. Any insect of the order Hemiptera.
2. More colloquially, any insect or arachnid.
3. (slang) An acute febrile illness such as influenza or the common cold.
[of uncertain origin]

Patient discussion about bug

Q. i don't like bugs! actually , i afraid of them . is it a phobia? do i need to see someone to discuss it?

A. Phobia or the excess fear of an ordinary object is indeed considered a disorder. However, as many other psychiatric disorders, as long as it doesn’t affect your life adversely and you are capable of functioning well in your daily life you don't HAVE to treat it (unless you want to).

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Most commonly consumed insect species by humans Beetles 31% Caterpillars 18% Bees, wasps, ants 14% Grasshoppers, locusts and crickets 13% Cicadas, leaf and planthoppers, scale insects and true bugs 10% Termites 3% Dragonflies 3% Flies, misc.
A total of 32 arthropod species are noted as associating with Ailanthus in China: Lepidoptera (12 species of mostly moths and some butterflies), Coleoptera (10 species of beetles), Homoptera and Hemiptera (8 species of true bugs, cicadas, and planthoppers), and Acariformes (2 species of mites).
Scientists have given the name true bugs to a particular group of insects.
Diversity measures for the true bugs sampled at nine sites at Arnold Air Force Base, Tullahoma, Tennessee, 1997-1998.
Heteroptera or True Bugs of Eastern North America with Especial Reference to the Faunas of Indiana and Florida.
He was granted an outstanding 2.9 million dollars for the now well-known PBI or Planetary Biodiversity (or "Plant Bug") Inventory (http://research.amnh.org/pbi/) grant to study the systematics of the orthotyline and phyline Miridae of the world and recently nearly 4 million dollars for the Tri-Trophic Database (plants, herbivores, and parasitoids) project (http://tcn.amnh.org/), which focuses on databasing and imaging the herbivorous Hemiptera (aphids, scales, hoppers, cicadas, and true bugs), their host plants, and their parasitoids.
Beetle species number over a hundred different kinds, nematodes, fungi, bacteria (over 4 billion inhabit a spoonful of soil), sow bugs, millipedes, centipedes, earwigs and more kinds of true bugs than you care to imagine populate your yard.
Waldbauer, professor emeritus of entomology at the University of Illinois, attempts to explain the feat while providing a who's who of these remarkable insects, including mayflies, dragonflies, true bugs, beetles, and mosquitoes.
True bugs, scientifically known as Hemipterans, also include pond and lake dwellers.
Worldwide, stilt bugs are a relatively small group of unusual hemipterans, or true bugs, in the family Berytidae.
longirostris in Indiana (French, 1980b), but missing entirely from the Tennessee sample were earthworms (Annelida: Oligochaeta), cockroaches (Orthoptera: Blattidae), several families of true bugs (Hemiptera), flies (Diptera), springtails (Collembola), lacewings (Neuroptera), and sow-bugs (Isopoda).
He began his long career of publishing papers on the systematics of the Heteroptera Hemiptera (true bugs) and began an active fieldwork program.