True Bugs (Hemiptera)

Leafhoppers, Treehoppers, & Spittlebugs

Metcalfa pruinosa (Lexington, ) A pest on my raspberry bushes.

(Lower Vine Brook, 7/19/15 11am)

(Lower Vine Brook, 8/10/14 11am)

(Lower Vine Brook, 8/12/12 1pm, Willard's Woods, 7/27/2019 4pm)

(Willard's Woods, 6/22/11 10am)

(Lexington, 8/1/07 11pm)

(Lower Vine Brook, 6/27/11 1am)

(Willard's Woods, 9/12/13 11am)

(Lower Vine Brook, 7/12/14 1pm)

(Lower Vine Brook, 7/30/11 11pm)

(Lower Vine Brook, 7/5/10 11pm)

(Lower Vine Brook, 7/10/11 11pm)

(Lower Vine Brook, 7/7/16 4pm)

(Lower Vine Brook, 7/27/10 11pm)

(Lower Vine Brook, 8/1/11 11pm)

Norvellina seminuda? (Lower Vine Brook, 7/23/11 11pm)

(Lower Vine Brook, 7/25/10 11pm)

(Lower Vine Brook, 7/6/10 11pm)

Ponana pectoralis? (Lower Vine Brook, 7/9/10 11pm)

Erythroneura sp. (Lexington, 6/27/03 11pm) Another out with the moths. It is only about 1/16" long.

(Lower Vine Brook, 6/20/09 10am)

Colladonus clitellarius (Saddled Leafhopper) (Lower Vine Brook, 7/7/11 11pm, Lexington, 7/2/06 10am)

(Whipple Hill, 8/20/16 11am)

Athysanus argentarius (Silver Leafhopper) (Lower Vine Brook, 7/12/14 1pm, 8/10/14 11am, 6/23/2019 1pm) A European migrant.

Scarlet & green leafhopperGraphocephala coccinea (Scarlet & green leafhopper, Candy stripe leafhopper) (Lower Vine Brook, 6/28/11 7pm, Willard's Woods, 6/26/05 1pm) It looked like the larger one was secreting something from it's rear end. It was hard to tell what, but it looked like drops of liquid. However, no liquid was on the leaf under it.

Graphocephala sp. (Lexington, 7/13/03 2pm) Same as above?

(Lower Vine Brook, 7/12/14 1pm)

Graphocephala sp. (Willard's Woods, 9/29/13 1pm) Probably same as above.

(Lower Vine Brook, 6/29/11 12am)

(Lower Vine Brook, 3/6/10 3pm)

(Willard's Woods, 9/21/02 12pm, Lower Vine Brook, 5/28/11 1pm)

(Willard's Woods, 8/22/12 3pm) May be same as above.

(Lower Vine Brook, 9/7/13 12pm)

(Lower Vine Brook, 9/25/16 3pm) Very similar to above.

Flexamia areolata (Lower Vine Brook, 9/7/13 12pm)

Coelidia olitoria (Lower Vine Brook, 9/14/13 2pm, not shown Willard's Woods, 9/3/05 3pm)

(Willard's Woods, 8/30/06 6pm)

Paraulacizes irrorata (Willard's Woods, 8/19/06 1pm, Meagherville, 8/20/12 10am)

(Willard's Woods, 9/24/11 1pm) Same as above?

(Lower Vine Brook, 7/23/11 11pm, Lexington, 7/27/05 11pm)

(Lower Vine Brook, 6/4/11 10am)

(Willard's Woods, 9/21/13 4pm)

(Lexington, 7/13/03 1pm) Fly?

(Lower Vine Brook, 10/20/13 11am)

(Lower Vine Brook, 7/5/14 12pm)

(Lower Vine Brook, 7/12/14 1pm)

Smilia camelus (Lexington, 6/21/03 11am)

(Lower Vine Brook, 6/9/11 12am)

Enchenopa binotata (Willard's Woods, 7/13/03 1pm)

Campylenchia latipes (Willard's Woods, 7/13/03 1pm)

(Lower Vine Brook, 9/11/11 5pm) Probably same as above.

Ceresa sp. (Willard's Woods, 9/24/11 1pm, Lower Vine Brook, 9/9/2018 2pm)

(Dunback Meadow, 8/18/14 12pm)

(Lower Vine Brook, 5/28/11 12pm)

(Lower Vine Brook, 6/25/10 5pm)

(Lower Vine Brook, 6/9/12 11am)

(Lower Vine Brook, 9/6/10 9am)

(Lower Vine Brook, 7/6/10 11pm)

(Lower Vine Brook, 6/19/11 4pm)

(Paint Mine, 8/17/14 12pm)

(Whipple Hill, 5/30/09 12pm)

(Lower Vine Brook, 5/16/10 12pm)

(Lower Vine Brook, 8/21/13 12pm)

(Lower Vine Brook, 5/16/10 12pm)

(Willard's Woods, 7/27/2019 4pm)

(Willard's Woods, 7/27/2019 4pm)

Micrutalis calva (Lexington, 7/15/07 2pm)

(Lower Vine Brook, 7/19/14 5pm)

Clastoptera proteus (Dogwood Spittlebug) (Lower Vine Brook, 7/14/08 5pm)

(Lower Vine Brook, 7/11/09 2pm)

mating? (Lower Vine Brook, 7/14/19 4pm)

(Willard's Woods, 6/4/04 12pm)

Publilia concava (Lower Vine Brook, 8/30/08 1pm) It was hard to tell if the ants were receiving anything from these treehoppers, or if they just happened to be in the same area. It looks like ants can recieve honeydew from this species of treehopper, so perhaps the ants were defending them.

(Lower Vine Brook, 5/16/15 1pm)

(Lower Vine Brook, 5/18/13 10am)

(Willard's Woods, 6/16/02 2pm)

(Lower Vine Brook, 5/1/10 1pm)

(Whipple Hill, 5/5/13 1pm)

(Willard's Woods, 8/30/06 6pm)

(Willard's Woods, 7/5/08 9am)

(Lower Vine Brook, 6/12/11 2pm)

(Willard's Woods, 6/22/11 10am)

(Lower Vine Brook, 6/30/11 10pm)

(Lower Vine Brook, 7/10/10 12pm)

(Lower Vine Brook, 7/8/12 1pm) Same as above.

(Lower Vine Brook, 7/12/14 1pm)

Otiocerus wolfei (Lower Vine Brook, 8/12/12 1pm, Lexington, 9/3/02 11pm)

(Lower Vine Brook, 8/12/12 1pm)

Otiocerus degeerii (Lexington, 8/3/03 11pm)

Scolops spp. (Lower Vine Brook, 8/12/12 1pm, 7/26/14 12pm)

(Lower Vine Brook, 7/19/15 11am)

(Lower Vine Brook, 7/12/14 1pm)

laying eggs Acanalonia bivittata (Two-striped planthopper) (Willard's Woods 8/22/12 2pm, Lower Vine Brook, 9/29/13 12pm)

(Willard's Woods, 7/13/13 2pm)

(Lower Vine Brook, 7/6/14 3pm)

(Lower Vine Brook, 7/6/14 3pm)

(Lower Vine Brook, 6/30/15 12pm)

Euklastus harti (Whipple Hill, 9/29/2019 3pm)

Water Bugs

WaterscorpionRanatra fuscaRanatra fusca (Brown waterscorpion) (Willard's Woods, 4/18/02 1pm, 7/3/02 1pm, Lower Vine Brook, 8/2/15 5pm) I don't know why this guy was out of the water, but it provided a nice photo. I also saw a large water beetle jump out of the water and onto a grassy hump.

Limnoporus dissortis? (Water Strider) (Lower Vine Brook, 4/2/10 2pm)

Trepobates sp.? Or perhaps an immature Gerris sp. (Parker Meadow, 8/2/2014 4pm)

Notonecta lunata (Backswimmer) (Lower Vine Brook, 4/19/10 2pm)

Neonecta irrorata (Backswimmer) (Lower Vine Brook, 4/20/12 2pm, 9/14/13 2pm, ) The bug in the second photo raised itself into this position for a few seconds and then flew off.

(Lower Vine Brook, 8/2/15 5pm)

(Lower Vine Brook, 9/14/13 2pm) It looks like a backswimmer... (dead?)

Shore Bug? (Whipple Hill, 4/9/11 2pm)

Riffle Bug? (Whipple Hill, 4/9/11 2pm) There is also a beetle of some sort in the lower right of the picture.

(Lower Vine Brook, 7/5/10 3pm)

(Water Measurer) (Lower Vine Brook, 7/14/13 12pm)

(Water Measurer) (Lower Vine Brook, 7/14/13 12pm)

(Willard's Woods, 4/18/02 1pm)

male Belostoma testaceum (Toe biter) with eggs (Lower Vine Brook, 7/7/16 3pm)

(Lower Vine Brook, 7/14/13 12pm)

True Bugs

Phymata erosaPhymata erosa (Jagged ambush bugs, mating) (Willard's Woods, 8/9/03 1pm, Lower Vine Brook, 7/27/10 9pm, Willard's Woods, 9/24/11 1pm, 8/22/12 3pm)

Sinea diadema (Spined assassin bug) (Lower Vine Brook, 9/23/12 1pm)

Zelus luridus nymph (Pale green assassin bug) (Lower Vine Brook, 9/9/2018 2pm) These are very common.

Leptoglossus occidentalis (Western Conifer Seed Bug) (Lexington, 3/12/13 9pm) I was shocked to discover that I didn't have a picture of one of these. I think I must have always thought, "Oh, I already have a photo." And so I never took one.

(Lower Vine Brook, 9/29/09 10am)

(Lower Vine Brook, 7/19/14 11am, 7/19/15 11am)

adult nymph Alydus eurinus (Lower Vine Brook, 9/21/09 2pm, 8/20/10 1pm, Willard's Woods, 7/27/2019 4pm)

Acanthocephala terminalisadult nymph Acanthocephala terminalis (Leaf-footed bug) (Lexington, 7/2/06 10am, Paint Mine, 7/5/12 1pm)

(Lower Vine Brook, 5/27/12 11am)

(Lower Vine Brook, 5/16/2020 3pm)

Aneurus sp. (Willard's Woods, 5/25/15 3pm)

Myodocha serripes (Seed bug) (Burlington, 6/9/00 11pm)

(Lower Vine Brook, 9/9/2018 2pm)

(Lower Vine Brook, 8/1/11 11pm)

Chariesterus antennator eggseggs Chariesterus antennator larvaChariesterus antennator larva (Willard's Woods, 7/14/08 5pm, 8/30/06 5pm)

(Lower Vine Brook, 9/7/13 12pm)

(Lower Vine Brook, 8/10/14 11am)

(Willard's Woods, 8/21/06 10am, Lower Vine Brook, 8/10/13 12pm)

Poecilocapus lineatus (Four-lined plant bug) (Dunback Meadow, 7/18/09 2pm)

(Lower Vine Brook, 6/29/08 4pm)

(Willard's Woods, 6/2/07 1pm, Lower Vine Brook, 5/30/11 5pm)

(Lower Vine Brook, 7/6/12 1pm)

(Lower Vine Brook, 7/6/12 1pm, Willard's Woods, 9/21/13 4pm)

(Whipple Hill, 5/17/15 1pm)

(Willard's Woods, 6/17/07 1pm)

(Lower Vine Brook, 9/17/11 11am)

(Lower Vine Brook, 7/12/14 1pm)

(Lower Vine Brook, 6/6/15 12pm)

(Lower Vine Brook, 9/8/12 12pm)

(Lower Vine Brook, 10/6/12 1pm)

(Willard's Woods, 6/23/02 12pm, Lower Vine Brook, 6/28/14 3pm)

Lygaeus kalmii (Small Milkweed Bug) (Lower Vine Brook, 6/18/11 12pm, 9/17/16 4pm) Apparently, these can be found even in winter. The earliest I've seen one is 4/25, long before the milkweed sprouts.

Oncopeltus fasciatus (Large Milkweed Bug) (Lower Vine Brook, 10/25/09 1pm, 8/30/15 3pm)

Spined soldier bugPodisus spp. (Spined Soldier Bug) (Willard's Woods, 6/5/04 1pm)

(Meagherville, 5/5/12 5pm)

(Lower Vine Brook, 7/8/12 1pm) Same as above?

(Lower Vine Brook, 9/7/13 12pm)

(Lexington, 10/20/01 1pm)

Parabrochymena arboreaParabrochymena arborea (Lower Vine Brook, 8/20/10 12pm)

Pselliopus cinctusPselliopus cinctus (Arlington Great Meadows, 4/24/10 12pm, Willard's Woods, 9/29/13 1pm)

Acrosternum hilare (Green Stink Bug) (Lower Vine Brook, 7/26/10 11pm)

(Lower Vine Brook, 7/8/12 1pm)

(Lower Vine Brook, 10/12/13 12pm)

A baby stink bug? (Willard's Woods, 9/21/03 1pm)

(Willard's Woods, 8/1/09 4pm) A different baby stink bug.

probably same as above (Lower Vine Brook, 6/9/12 11am)

(Parker Meadow, 7/1/12 11am) Lots of baby stink bugs.

(Lower Vine Brook, 7/6/12 1pm)

(Willard's Woods, 7/13/13 2pm)

(Willard's Woods, 7/13/13 2pm)

Mormidea lugens (Willard's Woods, 7/13/13 2pm)

Cosmopepla bimaculata (Twice-stabbed Stink Bug) (Lower Vine Brook, 8/25/12 12pm, , 8/28/13 1pm) The first one is a lousy photo, but good enough to identify it, and it shows a different color variant.

Sehirus cinctus (Lower Vine Brook, 8/3/13 3pm)

Melanaethus sp.? (Burrowing bug) (Lower Vine Brook, 6/29/08 5pm)

(Parker Meadow, 7/3/13 2pm)

Trichopepla semivittata (Lower Vine Brook, 5/28/11 12pm)

(Lower Vine Brook, 6/16/12 12pm)

(Lower Vine Brook, 6/30/15 12pm)

(Lower Vine Brook, 5/17/2020 2pm) A nymph of some true bug.

Emesaya brevipennis? (Thread-legged bug) (Willard's Woods, 9/4/04 2pm) I had originally thought this was a water scorpion, but I now believe it is a thread-legged bug.

Neoneides sp. (Willard's Woods, 7/13/13 2pm)

Barce fraterna (Thread-legged bug) (Lower Vine Brook, 8/9/08 5pm)

(Lexington, 4/1/06 4pm)

Tibicen spp. (Dog-day cicada) (Willard's Woods, 7/27/02 2pm)

Tibicen lyricen lyricen (Lyric cicada) (Willard's Woods, 8/8/04 12pm)

(Lower Vine Brook, 8/10/13 11am)

(Lower Vine Brook, 7/28/13 1pm)

(Dog-day cicada) (Lexington, 7/15/05 12am)

(Lower Vine Brook, 6/13/10 2pm) We dug this cicada larva or pupa up when we were gardening.

(Lower Vine Brook, 7/19/14 12pm) This near-adult was crawling up a tree, ready to emerge.

Fitchia apteraFitchia aptera (Assassin bug) (Lower Vine Brook, 4/25/09 5pm)

Pseudoxenetus regalis nymph (Lower Vine Brook, 5/20/09 10am)

Corythucha sp. (Lace bug) (Whipple Hill, 4/21/10 2pm)

family Tingidae (Lace bug) (Lower Vine Brook, 5/28/11 2pm, Whipple Hill, 8/13/16 1pm)

immature family Tingidae (Lace bug) (Lower Vine Brook, 9/6/10 10am)

immature family Tingidae (Lace bug) (Lower Vine Brook, 9/28/13 11am)

family Tingidae (Lace bug) (Willard's Woods, 7/13/13 2pm)

family Tingidae (Lace bug) (Willard's Woods, 7/13/13 2pm)

family Tingidae (Lace bug) (Lower Vine Brook, 7/19/14 11am)

(Willard's Woods, 7/27/14 4pm)

(Lower Vine Brook, 7/8/12 1pm)

(Lower Vine Brook, 7/8/12 1pm)

(Lower Vine Brook, 7/8/12 1pm)

(Lower Vine Brook, 7/8/12 1pm)

Harmostes reflexulus (Scentless plant bug) (Lower Vine Brook, 7/8/12 1pm, 6/16/2020 4pm)

(Lower Vine Brook, 7/3/13 11am)

Nabis subcoleoptrata (Black Damsel Bug) (Willard's Woods, 7/13/13 2pm)

(Lower Vine Brook, 9/7/13 12pm)

(Lower Vine Brook, 9/7/13 12pm)

(Willard's Woods, 9/21/13 4pm)

(Willard's Woods, 9/21/13 4pm)

(Willard's Woods, 9/21/13 4pm)

(Willard's Woods, 9/21/13 4pm)

(Willard's Woods, 9/21/13 4pm)

(Willard's Woods, 9/21/13 4pm)

(Willard's Woods, 9/21/13 4pm)

(Lower Vine Brook, 5/24/14 12pm)


(Willard's Woods, 5/23/07 4pm, Lower Vine Brook, 6/19/11 3pm)

(Lower Vine Brook, 9/1/10 2pm)

(Lower Vine Brook, 7/5/15 2pm)

(Lower Vine Brook, 6/20/09 10am)

(Lower Vine Brook, 6/29/08 4pm, 6/16/12 12pm)

(Lower Vine Brook, 9/20/08 1pm, 5/30/11 5pm)

(Willard's Woods, , 8/23/13 3pm) Same as above?

(Dunback Meadow, 8/18/14 12pm) Same as above?

(Willard's Woods, , 8/23/13 3pm)

(Willard's Woods, 5/23/07 4pm)

(Lower Vine Brook, 7/23/11 11pm)

(Lower Vine Brook, 9/7/13 12pm)

(Lower Vine Brook, 7/18/15 3pm)

gall Melaphis rhois? (Sumac gall aphid) (Lower Vine Brook, 8/22/14 1pm)

Aphis nerii (Milkweed or Oleander Aphid)


(Willard's Woods, 7/10/05, 1pm)

(Willard's Woods, 5/13/07, 10am)

(Willard's Woods, 6/22/11, 10am)

(Willard's Woods, , 8/23/13 3pm)

(Lower Vine Brook, 5/11/14 11am)

(Lower Vine Brook, 7/27/14 5pm)

(Lower Vine Brook, 7/26/14 1pm)

(Lower Vine Brook, 7/26/14 1pm)

(Parker Meadow, 8/2/2014 4pm)

(Parker Meadow, 8/2/2014 4pm)

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