Definition of heteropteran in English:

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heteropteran

Pronunciation: /ˌhedəˈräptərən/
Entomology

noun

A bug of the group Heteroptera.
Example sentences
  • As a result, verifying if relationships between ants and certain heteropterans are reciprocal has become a challenging field of scientific inquiry.
  • Last male sperm precedence is found in other heteropterans studied and is relevant here because males that have recently mated with the egg-laying female may accept the eggs because of high expected paternity.
  • Phytoseiid mites and heteropteran bugs are frequently part of the enemy complex of herbivorous arthropods in agroecosystems.

adjective

Relating to or denoting heteropterans.
Example sentences
  • Phyllomorpha laciniata is a heteropteran species characterized by an atypical behavior among insects.
  • It is an heteropteran bug known as Corizus hyoscyamii.

Derivatives

heteropterous

Pronunciation: /-ˈräptərəs/
adjective
Example sentences
  • It has been reported since the 1930s that certain heteropterous insects cause damage to wheat cultivars.
  • Their potential to limit outbreaks of heteropterous pests is discussed.
  • The most abundant insects are heteropterous Belostomatidae, Corixidae, Naucoridae, and extinct Enicocoridae.

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Syllabification: het·er·op·ter·an

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