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1A large order of insects that comprises the true bugs, which include aphids, cicadas, leafhoppers, and many others. They have piercing and sucking mouthparts and incomplete metamorphosis.
- ‘Diets of little brown myotis and eastern pipistrelles were highly diverse, consuming an even proportion of six orders of insects including Coleoptera, Hemiptera, Lepidoptera, Homoptera, Diptera, Hymenoptera, and Tricoptera.’
- ‘The polymorphism is common in many insect groups, most notably the Hemiptera/Homoptera, Coleoptera and, Orthoptera.’
- ‘Based on specimens in the Spencer Entomological Museum, one provincial record and one territorial record are added to the recent checklist of Canadian Hemiptera.’
- ‘Structure and function of these mouthparts suggests they are the sister group to the Hemiptera, but thrips plesiomorphically possess maxillary and labial palps that all hemipterans have lost.’
- ‘However, all species from the fourth hemipteroid order, the Hemiptera (bugs, cicadas, aphids, and kin), have the putative ancestral gene arrangement of hexapods.’
- 1.1Insects of the order Hemiptera; true bugs.‘in many hemiptera the wings are held together in flight’
- ‘There are about 82,000 species of hemiptera worldwide, with about 12,000 species in the United States and Canada.’
- ‘Following KRP Singh's pioneering research in 1967, a large number of cell lines from diptera, hemiptera, and lepidopteran insects were established and characterized in India.’
- ‘The hemiptera, however, are the ‘true’ bugs of the insect world, having distinct features that set them apart from other insect orders.’
- ‘One I saw today was covered with small red hemiptera (true bugs) that looked like box elder bugs.’
Modern Latin (plural), from Greek hēmi- half + pteron wing (because of the forewing structure, partly hardened at the base and partly membranous).
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