The Hawthorn Shield Bug (Heteroptera) has been used to illustrate the anatomy of the Hemiptera. The Homopteran bugs do not have hemyletral forewings and their wings are held over their abdomen in a tent-like manner, not flat as in the Heteroptera.

Antenna: these are segmented and vary in the number of segments according to the family.

Clavus: the inner part of the wing adjacent to the scutellum of the heteropteron bugs.

Compound eyes: two multi-faceted eyes.

Corium: the main central area of the toughened and opaque base of the forewing of heteropteron bugs.

Coxa: the first segment (from the body) of the leg.

Cuneus: the most distal part of the toughened and opaque base of the forewing of heteropteron bugs.

Dorsal or Dorsum: the upper surface of the insect.

Femur: the third section (from the body) of the leg.

 

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