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Homoptera US 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

homoptera in Homoptera US English

Bugs of the Homoptera group

Homoptera in aphid US English

A minute bug that feeds by sucking sap from plants. It reproduces rapidly, often producing live young without mating, and may live in large colonies that cause extensive damage to crops

Homoptera in cicada US English

A large homopterous insect with long transparent wings, occurring chiefly in warm countries. The male cicada makes a loud shrill droning noise by vibrating two membranes on its abdomen

Homoptera in cochineal US English

The scale insect that is used for cochineal, native to Mexico and formerly widely cultivated on cacti

Homoptera in cottony-cushion scale US English

An Australian scale insect with a large fluted cottony egg sac, infesting citrus trees. It threatened to destroy the Californian citrus industry until it was controlled by the introduction of the Australian vedalia beetle

Homoptera in froghopper US English

A jumping, plant-sucking bug, the larva of which produces a frothy mass on plants

Homoptera in Homoptera US 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

Homoptera in jumping plant louse US English

A minute hopping bug with wings, resembling a miniature cicada. Many kinds are pests of cultivated plants

Homoptera in kermes US English

The scale insect from which kermes is obtained, forming berrylike galls on the kermes oak

Homoptera in lac insect US English

An Asian scale insect that lives on trees and produces secretions that are used in the production of shellac

Homoptera in lantern fly US English

A chiefly tropical bug which is typically brightly coloured and may have a large bizarrely shaped head. It was formerly thought to be luminescent

Homoptera in leafhopper US English

A small plant bug that is typically brightly colored and leaps when disturbed. It can be a serious crop pest in warm regions

Homoptera in mealybug US English

A small, sap-sucking scale insect that is coated with a white, powdery wax that resembles meal. It forms large colonies and can be a serious pest, especially in greenhouses

Homoptera in periodical cicada US English

An American cicada whose nymphs emerge from the soil in large numbers periodically. The mature nymphs of the northern species (seventeen-year locust) emerge every seventeen years; those of the southern species emerge every thirteen years. A cicada brood can be so abundant that the shrill sound emitted by the males can damage the human ear

Homoptera in phylloxera US English

A plant louse that is a pest of vines

Homoptera in plant hopper US English

A small, widely distributed plant-sucking bug that leaps when disturbed. Some species are pests of rice and sugar cane

Homoptera in plant louse US English

A small bug that infests plants and feeds on the sap or tender shoots, especially an aphid

Homoptera in scale insect US English

A small insect with a protective shieldlike scale. It spends most of its life attached by its mouth to a single plant, sometimes occurring in such large numbers that it becomes a serious pest

Homoptera in treehopper US English

A tree-dwelling jumping bug that lives chiefly in the tropics. A tall backward-curving projection of the thorax gives the bug a thornlike appearance for camouflage

Homoptera in whitefly US English

A minute winged bug covered with powdery white wax, damaging plants by feeding on the sap and coating them with honeydew