[huh-mop-ter-uh s, hoh-]
- belonging or pertaining to the Homoptera, an order of insects closely related to the hemipterous insects (in some classifications a suborder of Hemiptera) but having membranous forewings and hind wings, including the aphids, cicadas, leafhoppers, planthoppers, and scale insects.
Origin of homopterous
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In the Homopterous Hemiptera the shape of these organs is less various.
In the Homopterous Hemiptera they run parallel nearly with the rhinarium or nostril-piece.
In the Homopterous section it likewise consists of two pieces, and sometimes of more.
He seems also to have thought that neither the Orthoptera nor Homopterous Hemiptera have this part.
In the Homopterous Hemiptera there seems to be more than one type on which the ovipositor is constructed.An Introduction to Entomology: Vol. IV (of 4)
- of, relating to, or belonging to the Homoptera, a suborder of hemipterous insects, including cicadas, aphids, and scale insects, having wings of a uniform texture held over the back at restCompare heteropterous
C19: from Greek homopteros, from homo- + pteron wing
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