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Temporal range: MoscovianHolocene, 307–0 Ma[1]
Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale, a shield bug
Scientific classification e
Kinrick: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Cless: Insecta
(unranked): Paraneoptera
Superorder: Condylognatha
Order: Hemiptera
Linnaeus, 1758

Hemiptera is an order o insects maist eften kent as the true bugs (cf. bug), comprisin aroond 50,000–80,000 species[3] o cicadas, aphids, planthoppers, leafhoppers, shield bugs, an ithers.


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  1. Wang, Yan-hui; Engel, Michael S.; Rafael, José A.; Wu, Hao-yang; Rédei, Dávid; Xie, Qiang; Wang, Gang; Liu, Xiao-guang; Bu, Wen-jun (2016). "Fossil record of stem groups employed in evaluating the chronogram of insects (Arthropoda: Hexapoda)". Scientific Reports. 6: 38939. Bibcode:2016NatSR...638939W. doi:10.1038/srep38939. PMC 5154178. PMID 27958352.
  2. "Hemiptera". Integrated Taxonomic Information System.
  3. Jon Martin & Mick Webb. "Hemiptera...It's a Bug's Life" (PDF). Natural History Museum. Retrieved 26 Julie 2010.