Definition of homopteran in English:

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homopteran

Pronunciation: /hōˈmäptərən/
Entomology

noun

A bug of the group Homoptera.
Example sentences
  • 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

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

Derivatives

homopterous

Pronunciation: /-tərəs/
adjective
Example sentences
  • 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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Syllabification: ho·mop·ter·an

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