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Heteroptera

Line breaks: Het¦er|op¦tera
Pronunciation: /ˌhɛtəˈrɒpt(ə)rə
 
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Definition of Heteroptera in English:

plural noun

Entomology
1A 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. Compare with Homoptera.
Example sentences
  • To date, 10 insect orders, Homoptera, Heteroptera, Lepidoptera, Coleoptera, Hymenoptera, Diptera, Odonata, Isoptera, Orthoptera, and Dictyoptera, have been recorded to be hosts of Cordyceps species.
  • Other insects from these sites include Odonata, Blattodea, Isoptera, Dermaptera, Heteroptera, Auchenorrhyncha, Trichoptera, and Diptera are presently documented on the basis of only a relatively few specimens.
  • Insects, such as Hymenoptera, Heteroptera, Coleoptera, Dermaptera, some Diptera, and some Lepidoptera have convergently developed an ability to attach their wings to the body when resting.
1.1 (heteroptera) Bugs of the Heteroptera group: in many heteroptera the ganglia are distinct

Origin

modern Latin (plural), from Greek heteros 'other' + pteron 'wing'.

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