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Order Hemiptera: The true bugs


This Order, (the name of which means "half-winged," a portion of the front wings being thick and leathery), includes some very injurious insects - as the Chinch-bug, Squash-bug, Plant-lice, and the Bed-bug, while some are carnivorous. The larvae have much the appearance of the perfect insect, simply differing from them in the lack of wings. The Reduvius, or Wheel-bug is an example of the carnivorous and useful insects of this Order. The character of the larvae is seen in the engraving of the Chinch-bug.