Definition of homopteran in English:

homopteran

Line breaks: hom|op¦ter¦an
Pronunciation: /həˈmɒpt(ə)r(ə)n, hɒˈmɒpt(ə)r(ə)n
 
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Entomology

noun

  • A bug of the group Homoptera.
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    • More than half of the arthropods were spiders, followed by coleopterans, orthopterans, and homopterans.
    • One of the first field experiments to detect adaptive population structure was conducted with Nuculaspis californica, a highly sessile homopteran scale insect that displayed local adaptation to individual ponderosa pine trees.
    • Other studies have shown a similar association between ant tending level and homopteran survivorship.

adjective

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  • Relating to or denoting homopterans.
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    • The recognition of homopterans by tending ants is critical in ant/homopteran trophobiosis.
    • Associations of Hymenoptera with Homoptera have intrigued ecologists and evolutionary biologists as model systems of mutualism.

Derivatives

homopterous

adjective
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  • Many additional homopterous insects were controlled either completely or substantially, and some partially.
  • Feeding on homopterous honeydew is a logical extension of the typical nectar-feeding habit of adult Lepidoptera.
  • Insect biology, behavior, and dynamics are key areas of emphasis for research utilizing homopterous and lepidopterous pests in a citrus production system.

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