Homopteran meaning

hō-mŏptər-ən
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.
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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.
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Of or relating to this order of insects.
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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.
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Any of various insects belonging to the group Homoptera. Homopterans suck sap from plants and can be very destructive. They include the cicadas, treehoppers, leafhoppers, aphids, scale insects, whiteflies, and mealybugs. Some scientists consider the homopterans to be a suborder of the order Hemiptera, while others consider them to be a separate insect order.
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Any insect (a true bug) of the order Homoptera.
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Origin of homopteran

  • From New Latin Homoptera order name Greek homo- homo- Greek pteron wing –pter

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