Some Common True Bugs…

Below you’ll find a short collection of video-images for several examples of common true bugs found in northeastern North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota.  I’m hopeful that these images may be of some educational use to local naturalists.  Enjoy!

Lygaeidae or Seed Bugs

Lygaeus kalmii (Small Milkweed Bug): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oz4vPnUPRSY

Oncopeltus fasciatus (Large Milkweed Bug Nymphs): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clhKgQ3cfzc

Rhopalidae or Scentless Plant Bugs

Boisea trivittata (Eastern Box Elder Bug): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZz3TCAPG-A

Aradidae or Flat Bugs

Aradus quadrilineatus: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHUVuhY5ZQw

Coreidae or Leaf-footed Bugs

Euthochtha galeator (Helmeted Squash Bug Nymph) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okroxl2xOJ8

Alydidae or Broad-headed Bugs

Megalotomus quinquespinosus: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X37dbF_xy08

Pentatomidae or Stink Bugs

Cosmopepla linteriana (Twice-stabbed Stink Bug): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rU_LzDA2nXc

Euschistus servus (Brown Stink Bug): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H81rhoCxEXY

Podisus: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=noXrGvPzLJs

Miridae or Plant Bugs

Adelphocoris lineolatus (Alfalfa Plant Bug): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yvDSQ6T7LM

Lopidea (Red Plant Bug): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQPus1pLwEE

Metriorrhynchomirus (Black Plant Bug): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Kpcn7oVXg0

Poecilocapsus (Four-lined Plant Bug): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CaLlCiBa2wA

Stenodema (Brown Plant Bug): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgmqhL34g4I

Trigonotylus caelestialium (Rice Leaf Bug): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ZHtC4QNH6Q

Tingidae or Lace Bugs

Corythuca arcuata (Oak Lace Bug):  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xeF05QkMVv0

Nabidae or Damsel Bugs

Nabis: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SEQR-otCF7k

Reduviidae or Assassin and Ambush Bugs

Phymata (Jagged Ambush Bug): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBGYYehOHtw

Pygolampis pectoralis (Assassin Bug): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7CQKRHmz-6I

Reduvius personatus (Masked Hunter): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ORQHVG5e0A

Sinea diadema (Spined Assassin Bug): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8Uy-iZzbsQ

Zelus luridus (Assassin Bug): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4EuSmUSsfU

 Membracidae or Treehoppers

Entylia carinatahttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRgcNouqs8I

Ceresa diceroshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPfTxJQ9NNk

Ceresa taurinahttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOABOZl5ukE

Publica concavahttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4rfQZtldvu0

Cicadellidae or Leafhoppers

Deltocephalus fuscinervosus: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WB1xKQOFD_4

Draeculacephala: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09AwvM-yHfM

Graphocephala cocciniahttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEfdzhdXGNg

Paramesus majorhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lq21Dzd7c6U

Cercopidae or Spittlebugs

Philaenus spumariushttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VhoZe87LjLA

Aphididae or Aphids

Erisoma (Woolly Aphid): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwktxofmIq0

Mordwilkoja (Poplar Vagabon-gall Aphid): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fe91CT4u4To

Pemphigus (Poplar Petiole-gall Aphid): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXL239RrLYg

Uroleucon (Red Aphid): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFklwnZ7aqM

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