Heteropteran Definition

Any of numerous hemipteran insects of the suborder Heteroptera, characterized by forewings that have a thick leathery basal section and a membranous apical section, and including the stinkbugs and waterstriders.
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Origin of Heteropteran

  • From New Latin Heteroptera suborder name hetero– (from the two sections of their forewings) Greek pteron wing -pter

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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