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hemipteran

(hĭ-mĭp′tər-ən)
n.
Any of numerous insects of the order Hemiptera, having mouthparts used for piercing and sucking and two pairs of wings, and including the cicadas, the aphids, and the heteropterans, such as the assassin bugs and the water striders.

he·mip′ter·an, he·mip′ter·ous (-tə-rəs) adj.

hemipteran

any EXOPTERYGOTE of the order Hemiptera, containing the true bugs, including leaf hoppers, cochineal insects, scale insects, bed bugs and aphids. They can cause considerable economic damage, and include both plant and animal parasites sucking plant sap or blood by means of piercing mouthparts. Normally they possess two pairs of wings, the forewings being at least partially hardened, like the elytra (see COLEOPTERA of beetles.
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Most recently, exposure to hemipteran insect saliva was reported to infer protection against lesion development in laboratory mouse models (21).
This meiotic pattern is known to be characteristic of the most hemipteran groups.
2 cm leg I tibia + patella length, approximately 2 cm body length) wrapped but did not bite an approximately 10 mm hemipteran bug.
Contrasts in reproductive ecology between temperate and tropical populations of Jadera haematoloma (Rhopalidae), a mate-guarding hemipteran.
10:58 Lizard 6 moved fast 30 cm to an open space and proceeded to eat a small hemipteran but the lizard did not perform vigorous movements of the head from side to side.
Elzinga (1997) has also reported that hemipteran pests have piercing-sucking type of mouth parts with the segmented beak arising from the anterior portion of the head, termed as the stylet.
Presence of trehalulose and other oligosaccharides in hemipteran honeydew, particularly Aleyrodidae.
The outcomes of ant-plant-hemipteran interactions are highly variable, ranging from positive effects on plant fitness by decreasing herbivore damage to the plant (see review by Koptur 1992; Freitas & Oliveira 1996; Oliveira & Del-Claro 2004; Rico-Gray & Oliveira 2007), no apparent benefit to plants from ant visitation (Tempel 1983; Whalen & MacKay 1988), or even negative effects such as damage to the host plant by honeydew-producing hemipterans or pollinator deterrence by ants (Rico-Gray et al.
In an another observation, the mosquito fish depressed the population of hemipteran aquatic bugs but could not reduce the population of the mosquitoes at significantly lower levels (11).
The 1,360 hemipteran specimens collected represented 97 species in 22 families.
Achtziger contrasts hemipteran communities in hedges and forest margins.