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. 

 

Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale

Category: Acanthosomatinae

Details: Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale

Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale (2)

Category: Acanthosomatinae

Details: Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale (2)

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)

Capsodes gothicus

Category: Mirinae

Details: Capsodes gothicus

Carpocoris fuscispinus

Category: Pentatominae

Details: Carpocoris fuscispinus

Carpocoris purpureipennis

Category: Pentatominae

Details: Carpocoris purpureipennis

Carpocoris purpureipennis (2)

Category: Pentatominae

Details: Carpocoris purpureipennis (2)

Catoplatus carthusianus

Category: Tinginae

Details: Catoplatus carthusianus

Catoplatus nigriceps

Category: Tinginae

Details: Catoplatus nigriceps

Chlorochroa juniperina

Category: Pentatominae

Details: Chlorochroa juniperina

Closterotomus biclavatus

Category: Mirinae

Details: Closterotomus biclavatus

Copium clavicorne

Category: Tinginae

Details: Copium clavicorne

Coptosoma scutellatum

Category: Plataspidinae

Details: Coptosoma scutellatum

Coreus marginatus

Category: Coreinae

Details: Coreus marginatus

Coriomeris denticulatus

Category: Pseudophloeinae

Details: Coriomeris denticulatus

Corythucha ciliata

Category: Tinginae

Details: Corythucha ciliata

Corythucha ciliata (2)

Category: Tinginae

Details: Corythucha ciliata (2)

Corythucha ciliata (3)

Category: Tinginae

Details: Corythucha ciliata (3)

Corythucha ciliata (4)

Category: Tinginae

Details: Corythucha ciliata (4)

Dictyla echii

Category: Tinginae

Details: Dictyla echii

Eurydema oleracea

Category: Pentatominae

Details: Eurydema oleracea

Eurydema oleracea (2)

Category: Pentatominae

Details: Eurydema oleracea (2)