Definition of hemipteran in English:


Line breaks: hem|ip¦ter¦an
Pronunciation: /hɪˈmɪpt(ə)r(ə)n


  • An insect of the order Hemiptera or bugs, such as an aphid, cicada, or leafhopper.
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    • Predaceous arthropods were tallied and assigned to general taxonomic groups: spiders, hymenopterans, hemipterans, and coccinellids.
    • Worldwide, stilt bugs are a relatively small group of unusual hemipterans, or true bugs, in the family Berytidae.
    • In June, there was a significant increase in consumption of hemipterans.


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  • Relating to or denoting hemipterans.
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    • They suggest that Roridula absorbs nitrogen from the liquid hemipteran faeces directly through the cuticle.
    • Recently, it was suggested that the hemipteran - plant interaction constituted a new pathway for plant carnivory.
    • This was not, however, the same as the hemipteran rostrum.



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  • The hemipterous beetles are partially adapted to visiting flowers, as the genera Chauliognathus, Gnathium, and Nemognatha.
  • These hemipterous bugs are significant pests throughout the United States.

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