The Heteroptera are a suborder of the true bugs (Order Hemiptera). Adult Heteroptera have fore wings that are divided into two distinct regions. Usually the region closes to the front of the thorax is toughened and used to protect the hind wing underneath. The hind region of the fore wing is thinner and more flexible.

A photograph of an adult Squash Bug (_Coreus marginatus_).

The two regions of the fore wing of Heteopteran bugs can be seen in this adult Squash Bug (Coreus marginatus).

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