[ huh-mop-ter-uh n, hoh- ]
/ həˈmɒp tər ən, hoʊ- /
a homopterous insect.
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Science definitions for homopteran
[ hə-mŏp′tər-ən ]
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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