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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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Sucking animals, as eriophyids, nematodes, hemipterans, and thrips induce distinct galls, according to their feeding sites on plant organs (Fig.
The hemipteran species collected in this study were classified into 2 trophic guilds (phytophagous and predator) based on diet-related functional groups.
It is known that there are variations in feeding strategies in hemipteran insects, and these strategies are strongly correlated with taxonomic position and therefore have evolved in distinct patterns [1, 25, 44].
Most recently, exposure to hemipteran insect saliva was reported to infer protection against lesion development in laboratory mouse models (21).
Numerically, ants comprized the greater percentage of the stomach contents (49.7%) followed by homopterans (16.7%) and hemipterans (12.8%).
The effects of excluding ants from the hemipterans they tend for honeydew has been previously studied with several other ant and hemipteran species (Kenne et al.
Polycephalomyces yunnanensis (Hypocreales), a new species of Polycephalomyces parasitizing Ophiocordyceps nutans and stink bugs (hemipteran adults).
Core RNAi Machinery and Sid1, a Component for Systemic RNAi, in the Hemipteran Insect, Aphis glycines.
Specifically, these biogeographic-based factors reduced plant species richness including the occurrence of Chenopodium album, a plant preferred by mirids (i.e., Lygus, order Heteroptera), which are a large group of sucking herbivores also known to browse on oaks (Southwood, 1961; Connor, 1988; Muller and Gobner, 2007), and by leafhoppers (Cicaddelidae) and seedbugs (Lygaeidae), which are two widespread hemipteran herbivorous grassland groups that may also browse on oak.
In happier vein, English hemipteran specialist George Kirkaldy coined the Greek-sounding term chisme (pronounced 'kiss me') and built a seductive series of bug generic names on it, including Polychisme, Marichisme, Dolichisme, Peggichisme and the all-embracing invitation Ochisme.
than aphids [5, 38] and likely other hemipteran prey such as T notatus, it is interesting that G.
Several aquatic insect predators, such as crustaceans (1), dytiscid beetles (2), notonectid bugs (3), odonate naiads (4) and the hemipteran bugs (5) were previously documented for their efficacy as mosquito control agents in laboratory as well as in the field conditions.