- belonging or pertaining to the Hemiptera, an order of insects having forewings that are thickened and leathery at the base and membranous at the apex, comprising the true bugs.
- belonging or pertaining to the order Hemiptera, in some classifications comprising the heteropterous and homopterous insects.
Origin of hemipterous
Examples from the Web for hemipterous
Historical Examples of hemipterous
It is not developed in every genus, being chiefly perceived in the Coleopterous, Hemipterous, and transparent-winged orders.
Rhinortha, rī-nor′tha, n. a genus of cuckoos: a genus of hemipterous insects.
The numerous brown spots which you can see on their stalks are hemipterous insects, commonly called cochineal.Adventures of a Young Naturalist
A genus of Hemipterous insects commonly seen skipping over ponds in England.An Elementary Manual of New Zealand Entomology
G. V. Hudson
Hemipterous insects, with respect to their Hemelytra, may be divided into two classes.An Introduction to Entomology: Vol. II (of 4)
- of, relating to, or belonging to the Hemiptera, a large order of insects having sucking or piercing mouthparts specialized as a beak (rostrum). The group is divided into the suborders Homoptera (aphids, cicadas, etc) and Heteroptera (water bugs, bedbugs, etc)