from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of or belonging to the order Homoptera, which includes the cicadas, aphids, and scale insects, characterized by sucking mouthparts.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Of or pertaining to the Homoptera, a former suborder of insects.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to the Homoptera.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having wings of the same or like texture throughout; specifically, pertaining to or having the characters of the Homoptera.
A similar but much smaller homopterous insect, of the family
Aphids, leafhoppers, psyllids, whiteflies, scale insects, and other homopterous pests are sensitive to neem products to varying degrees.
Neem derivatives may also influence the ability of homopterous insects to carry and transmit certain viruses.
Amongst insects there are innumerable similar instances; thus Linnæus, misled by external appearances, actually classed an homopterous insect as a moth.
A case of mimicry where a homopterous resembles a leaf-cutting ant 332 117.
So that both the form and the colouring of the homopterous insect has been brought to resemble, with singular exactness, those belonging to a different order of insect, when the latter is engaged in its peculiar avocation.
For it has been recently observed by Mr.W. L. Sclater, that in the localities where these hymenopterous insects occur, there occurs also a _homopterous_ insect which mimics the ant, leaf and all, in a wonderfully deceptive manner.
Amongst insects there are innumerable instances: thus Linnaeus, misled by external appearances, actually classed an homopterous insect as a moth.
In that region of the world the leaf-cutting ants present a very characteristic appearance as the column proceeds homewards, each ant carrying a piece of leaf held vertically in its jaws; and a homopterous insect has been found that faithfully resembles an ant bearing its burden.
Before leaving this subject, I may remark that just as in plants some glands secrete honey that attracts insects, others a resinous liquid that repels them, so the secretions of different genera of the homopterous division of the Hemiptera are curiously modified for strikingly different useful purposes.
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