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heteropteran

(hĕt′ə-rŏp′tər-əs)
n.
Any of numerous hemipteran insects of the suborder Heteroptera, characterized by forewings that have a thick leathery basal section and a membranous apical section, and including the stinkbugs and waterstriders.

het′er·op′ter·an, het′er·op′ter·ous adj.

heteropteran

any HEMIPTERAN insect of the suborder Heteroptera, having forewings in the form of hemielytra. The suborder includes water boatmen, water scorpions, bed bugs, and most plant bugs.
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