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homopteran

(hō-mŏp′tər-ən)
n.
Any of numerous plant-feeding insects belonging to the former order Homoptera, such as the cicadas, aphids, and scale insects, usually having membranous forewings and including all hemipterans not in the order Heteroptera.

ho·mop′ter·an, ho·mop′ter·ous (-tə-rəs) adj.

homopteran

any insect of the suborder Homoptera (order HEMIPTERA), in which the forewings are of a uniform nature throughout. Examples include plant bugs, froghoppers, aphids, etc.
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Of the 25 homopteran taxa considered to be common or very common at some time during the Florida study, 19 were encountered during the Point Clear Island survey (15 were common and four others were considered uncommon during the sampling period).
Although a few studies of ant-homopteran mutualisms have reported patterns of density-dependent benefit to homopterans (McEvoy 1977, Cushman and Whitham 1989, Breton and Addicott 1992a), no studies have experimentally addressed the role of predators or competitors in generating these patterns.
So far, no bioassay procedure has been published nor for RDel neither for any homopteran species, to test per os toxicity, in contrast to the abundant information available for lepidopteran, coleopteran, and dipteran larvae (McLaughling et al.
Principles and Applications of Electronic Monitoring and Other Techniques in the Study of Homopteran Feeding Behavior, Entomol.
Several studies further indicate that harvestmen, primarily Phalangium opilio (L), may be significant biocontrol agents of homopteran (Dixon and MeKinlay, 1989), coleopteran (Drummond et at.
The close similarity (more than 90%) observed between the delphacid and aphid symbiotes suggests that an ancestral Pyrenomycete may have parasitized a homopteran common ancestor before these two groups diverged.
For a phloem feeder, we chose the homopteran, Bemisia tabaci (the highly polyphagous strain B, also known as B.
For example, the Revista published the first known case of an aquatic homopteran, a cercopid found in the bracts of Heliconia (Heliconiaceae) (Thompson 1997).
That a correlation exists between plant and insect species diversity has been shown for homopteran insects and old-field communities (Murdoch et al.
Herbivores included consumers of pollen, nectar, or homopteran egesta, and predators included parasites.
Abstract: A survey of homopteran species (Auchenorryncha) was conducted in coffee plantations with no shade (C), and in those with shade of either poro (Erythrina poeppigiana) (CP) or poro plus laurel (Cordia alliodora) (CPL), in Turrialba, Costa Rica.
Defense of homopteran honeydew by birds in the Mexican highlands and other warm temperate forests.