hemipteran

[hi-mip-ter-uhn]
adjective
noun
2.
Also, hemipteron [hi-mip-tuh-ron] . a true bug; a hemipterous insect.

Origin:
1875–80; Hemipter(a) + -an

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hemipteran (hɪˈmɪptərən)
 
n
1.  Also called: hemipteron any hemipterous insect
 
adj
2.  another word for hemipterous
 
[C19: from hemi- + Greek pteron wing]

hemipterous or hemipteran (hɪˈmɪptərəs)
 
adj
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)
 
hemipteran or hemipteran
 
adj

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hemipteran   (hĭ-mĭp'tər-ən)  Pronunciation Key 
Any of various insects of the order Hemiptera, having biting or sucking mouthparts and two pairs of wings. Hemipterans include the leafhoppers, treehoppers, cicadas, aphids, scales, and true bugs.
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Potential for microbial biological control of coleopteran and hemipteran pests of potato.
Management tactics for hemipteran species include varietal resistance and the use of natural enemies.
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