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- proper n. A taxonomic order within the superorder Condylognatha — the true bugs.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n.pl. An order of hexapod insects having a jointed proboscis, including four sharp stylets (mandibles and maxillæ), for piercing. In many of the species (Heteroptera) the front wings are partially coriaceous, and different from the others.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- An order of the class Insecta, founded by Linnæus in 1742, embracing a vast number of insects of diverse forms apparently not very closely related in structure, widely different in mode of life, and collectively known as bugs.
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- n. plant bugs; bedbugs; some true bugs; also includes suborders Heteroptera (true bugs) and Homoptera (e.g., aphids, plant lice and cicadas)
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A cicada is an insect of the order Hemiptera, suborder Auchenorrhyncha.
Effects of temperature elevation on a field population of '' Acyrthosiphon svalbardicum '' (Hemiptera: Aphididae) on Spitsbergen.
In Finland, 14 species, mostly beetles (Coleoptera) and bugs (Hemiptera), associated with burnt areas in forests are threatened with extinction .
Dominant insect groups include Hemiptera, Coleoptera, Lepidoptera, Cantharidae, Coccinellidae, Miridae and Orthoptera that are distributed in the arid/dry steppe.
The dominant groups of insects are the Coleoptera, Hemiptera, Odonata, Ephemeroptera, and the Diptera (Chironomideae).
The scattered angiosperms here and in the foothills supported some host-specific herbivores with associated predators; they were also exploited (especially after exceptional rains) by a number of Orthoptera, Hemiptera, and Lepidoptera derived from migratory African populations and perhaps reinforced at intervals by additional groups of colonists.
As its name implied, it was not a beetle (order Coleoptera), but a bug (order Hemiptera) in the family Miridae.
The orders Orthoptera and Hemiptera are particularly numerous; as likewise is the stinging division of the Hymenoptera; the bees, perhaps, being excepted.
Bowers (1976) discovered that extracts from the plant Ageratum houstonianum cause premature metamorphosis in some Hemiptera.
The Hemiptera contain one semi-parasitic species which has attained a
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