Order Hemiptera

(True Bugs and Hoppers)

Domain: EucaryaKingdom: AnimaliaPhylum: ArthropodaClass: Insecta Order Phenology

Families of the Order Hemiptera Discovered in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Family Common Name Photo Example Where? Phenology
AcanaloniidaePlanthoppers(not available) HerePhenology
AcanthosomatidaeShield bugs(not available) HerePhenology
AchilidaePlanthoppers(not available) HerePhenology
AdelgidaePine aphids, Spruce aphids HerePhenology
AleyrodidaeWhiteflies(not available) HerePhenology
AlydidaeBroad-headed bug(not available) HerePhenology
AnthocoridaeMinute pirate bugs(not available) HerePhenology
AphididaeAphids(not available) HerePhenology
AradidaeFlat bugs(not available) HerePhenology
BelostomatidaeGiant water bugs(not available) HerePhenology
BerytidaeStilt bugs(not available) HerePhenology
CaliscelidaePiglet bugs(not available) HerePhenology
CeratocombidaeCerato litter bugs(not available) HerePhenology
CercopidaeSpittle bugs(not available) HerePhenology
CicadellidaeLeafhoppers, Sharpshooters HerePhenology
CicadidaeCicadas(not available) HerePhenology
CixiidaePlanthoppers(not available) HerePhenology
CoccidaeSoft scales(not available) HerePhenology
CoreidaeLeaf-footed bugs HerePhenology
CorixidaeWater boatmen(not available) HerePhenology
CydnidaeBurrowing shield bugs(not available) HerePhenology
CymidaeCymid shield bug(not available) HerePhenology
DelphacidaeSpured planthoppers(not available) HerePhenology
DerbidaeDurbid planthoppers(not available) HerePhenology
DictyopharidaeDictyopharid planthoppers(not available) HerePhenology
FlatidaeFlattened planthoppers(not available) HerePhenology
FulgoridaeLantern bugs(not available) HerePhenology
GelastocoridaeToad bugs(not available) HerePhenology
GeocoridaeBig-eyed bugs(not available) HerePhenology
GerridaeWater striders HerePhenology
HebridaeVelvet water bugs(not available) HerePhenology
Hemiptera_familyTrue Bugs and Hoppers(not available) HerePhenology
HydrometridaeMarsh treaders or water measurers(not available) HerePhenology
IssidaePlanthoppers(not available) HerePhenology
LygaeidaeSeed bugs(not available) HerePhenology
MembracidaeTreehoppers(not available) HerePhenology
MesoveliidaeWater treaders(not available) HerePhenology
MicrophysidaeMinute bladder bugs(not available) HerePhenology
MiridaePlant bugs(not available) HerePhenology
NabidaeDamsel bugs(not available) HerePhenology
NepidaeWater scorpions(not available) HerePhenology
NotonectidaeBackswimmers(not available) HerePhenology
PachygronthidaePachy bugs(not available) HerePhenology
PentatomidaeStink bugs, Terrestrial turtle bugs(not available) HerePhenology
PhylloxeridaePlant lice(not available) HerePhenology
PiesmatidaeAsh-grey leaf bugs(not available) HerePhenology
PsyllidaeJumping plant lice(not available) HerePhenology
ReduviidaeAssassin bugs(not available) HerePhenology
RhopalidaeScentless plant bugs(not available) HerePhenology
RhyparochromidaeDirt-colored seed bugs(not available) HerePhenology
SaldidaeShore bugs(not available) HerePhenology
ScutelleridaeShield-backed bugs (not available) HerePhenology
ThyreocoridaeEbony bugs(not available) HerePhenology
TingidaeLace bugs(not available) HerePhenology
VeliidaeRiffle bugs(not available) HerePhenology

Can't find the families you are looking for? Note:
Families on this list are only those contained in the ATBI database,
and do not neccessarily include all Park families from historic park reports, literature,
or other sources that have not yet been entered in the Biodiversity Database.
Also note: where the family name ends with '_family', it means that the family
name has not yet been agreed upon by taxonomists for this group,
or that it was not identified to this level.

In Case You Didn't Know ...
Hemiptera, known as "true bugs", is a large order of insects that appear similar in form to beetles, but unlike beetles, are equipped with piercing mouthparts.
Thus far 693 species of Hemiptera have been cataloged in the Park. Of these, with the help of DLIA, 407 have been found to be new to the Park and 4 new discoveries to science.