from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of or belonging to the hemopterous insect suborder Heteroptera, which includes the true bugs, characterized by forewings and hind wings that differ from one another.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Belonging or relating to the Heteroptera.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having diversiform wings; having the wings composed of several distinct parts; specifically, pertaining to or having the characters of the Heteroptera.
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There exist also a fair efficacy against heteropterous pests.
Of course I couldn't, for example, discourse with authority upon the heteropterous mictidæ or tell you in what genus or genera the prothorax and femora are digitate; or whether climatic and polymorphic forms of certain diurnal lepidoptera occur within certain boreal limits.
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