any of an order (Homoptera) of insects with sucking mouthparts and two pairs of membranous wings of uniform thickness, as aphids, cicadas, or scale insects
Origin of homopteran; from Modern Latin Homoptera: see homo- and amp; ptero- and amp; -an
of or relating to this order of insects
Any of numerous plant-feeding insects belonging to the former order Homoptera, such as the cicadas, aphids, and scale insects, usually having membranous forewings and including all hemipterans not in the order Heteroptera.
Origin of homopteranFrom New Latin Homoptera, order name : Greek homo-, homo- + Greek pteron, wing; see –pter.
- ho·mop′ter·an, ho·mop′ter·ous
- Any insect (a true bug) of the order Homoptera