True Bugs

Scientists study insects by observing them in nature and collecting them for further research. Learn their techniques so you can make your own discoveries. This article supplements the Science Explorations online investigation Classify Insects: Zoom in on True Bugs.

Bug Hunter (Science World)

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Bug Hunter (Science World)

Did you know that while all bugs are insects, not all insects are bugs? Learn more about "true bugs," whose characteristics include defensive glands that produce and release foul smells.

Science Explorations: Zoom in on Insects

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Science Explorations: Zoom in on Insects

Not every insect you encounter is a bug. Learn more about true bugs, the special group of insects that have piercing-and-sucking mouthparts, which drain fluids from plants, animals, and people.