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Hemiptera British & World English

A large order of insects that comprises the true bugs, which include aphids, cicadas, leafhoppers, and many others. They have piercing and sucking mouthparts and incomplete metamorphosis

hemiptera in Hemiptera British & World English

Insects of the order Hemiptera; true bugs

Hemiptera in bug British & World English

An insect of a large order distinguished by having mouthparts that are modified for piercing and sucking

Hemiptera in Hemiptera British & World English

Insects of the order Hemiptera; true bugs

Hemiptera in hemipteran British & World English

An insect of the order Hemiptera or bugs, such as an aphid, cicada, or leafhopper

Hemiptera in Heteroptera British & World English

A group of true bugs comprising those in which the forewings are non-uniform, having a thickened base and membranous tip. The predatory and water bugs belong to this group, as well as many plant bugs

Hemiptera in Homoptera British & World English

A group of true bugs comprising those in which the forewings are uniform in texture. Plant bugs such as aphids, whitefly, scale insects, and cicadas belong to this group