Copyright: Per Hoffmann Olsen

- Suborder: Heteroptera

 

This is the Suborder Heteroptera which is placed under the Order Hemiptera.
Heteropteras are closely related to Cicadas (Cicadomorpha), Planthoppers (Fulgoromorpha) and Aphids (Sternorrhyncha), all placed in the same Order.

Bugs are not, like Beetles or Butterflies, undergoing metamorphosis between a larval phase and an adult phase. Instead they have something called hemimetabolous or incomplete metamorphosis. When they hatch from the egg, they are already very similar the adult species, this is the first instar. To grow larger the nymphs have to shed their skin, after the last instar they change to the adult form, where they have reproductive organs and for the most also have wings.

There are over 40.000 Heteroptera species worldwide. According to the Statistics of Fauna Europaea there are 887 species in Austria (Subspecies not included).
The images here below only covers a small fraction of those. (text only available in english)

A newly hatched batch of nymphs. This is called the first instar. Note the black triangle on the white eggs. It's the equivalent to an egg tooth known from birds, used to open up the egg from the inside. 

 

Aradus cf. ribauti

Category: Aradinae

Details: Aradus cf. ribauti

Aradus cf. ribauti (2)

Category: Aradinae

Details: Aradus cf. ribauti (2)

Aradus cf. ribauti (3)

Category: Aradinae

Details: Aradus cf. ribauti (3)

Neides tipularius

Category: Berytinae

Details: Neides tipularius

Capsodes gothicus

Category: Mirinae

Details: Capsodes gothicus

Closterotomus biclavatus

Category: Mirinae

Details: Closterotomus biclavatus

Grypocoris sexguttatus

Category: Mirinae

Details: Grypocoris sexguttatus

Leptopterna dolabrata

Category: Mirinae

Details: Leptopterna dolabrata

Megaloceroea recticornis

Category: Mirinae

Details: Megaloceroea recticornis

Miris striatus

Category: Mirinae

Details: Miris striatus

Stenotus binotatus

Category: Mirinae

Details: Stenotus binotatus

Coreus marginatus

Category: Coreinae

Details: Coreus marginatus

Leptoglossus occidentalis

Category: Coreinae

Did you know?: This large bug came from the Pacific coast of North America to North Italy in 1999, possibly by some sort of timber import.

Details: Leptoglossus occidentalis

Leptoglossus occidentalis (2)

Category: Coreinae

Details: Leptoglossus occidentalis (2)

Leptoglossus occidentalis (3)

Category: Coreinae

Details: Leptoglossus occidentalis (3)

Coriomeris denticulatus

Category: Pseudophloeinae

Details: Coriomeris denticulatus

Pyrrhocoris apterus

Category: Lygaeidae - Bugs

Details: Pyrrhocoris apterus

Lygaeus equestris

Category: Lygaeinae

Details: Lygaeus equestris

Lygaeus equestris (2)

Category: Lygaeinae

Details: Lygaeus equestris (2)

Spilostethus saxatilis

Category: Lygaeinae

Details: Spilostethus saxatilis

Spilostethus saxatilis (2)

Category: Lygaeinae

Details: Spilostethus saxatilis (2)

Himacerus mirmicoides

Category: Nabinae

Details: Himacerus mirmicoides

Himacerus mirmicoides (2)

Category: Nabinae

Details: Himacerus mirmicoides (2)

Himacerus mirmicoides (3)

Category: Nabinae

Details: Himacerus mirmicoides (3)