What Does Hemiptera Mean?
Hemiptera refers to a family of insects that contain species that normally have four wings and sucking mouth parts. These insects include backswimmers, assassin bugs, stinkbugs, aphids, and other true bugs. In such bugs, the wings tend to be thicker at the membranous and base. In most cases, the basal part is leathery. These bugs usually have thoracic scent glands.
Some Hemiptera insects such as aphids are often considered pests to garden and agricultural plants because they can transfer various viral diseases. They also damage crops, but are not resistant to insect repellents.