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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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leafhoppers: small leaping homopterous insects of the family Cicadellidae; suck plant juices.
This increased detoxication by CE is one of the most important factors in OP insecticide resistance, especially in homopterous, dipterous and acarine pest species (Devonshire 1991).
Present studies are quite in conformity with those of Schumtterer (1984) who also reported that aqueous extracts, oil and enriched extracts of plants such as Azadirachta indica and Melia azadirach, particularly, Triterpenoids are suitable for use as pesticides because of their effectiveness against a wide range of pests such as Heteropera, Homoptera and Agromyzidae, Our findings further tally with the results reported by Shahid (1993) who got the best control of homopterous pests on cowpea (Vigna unquiculata).