from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • A suborder of Hemiptera, in which both pairs of wings are similar in texture, and do not overlap when folded, as in the cicada. See hemiptera.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • One of the two prime divisions of hemipterous insects founded by Latreille in 1817; a suborder of Hemiptera, contrasted with Heteroptera.
  • A group coextensive with the preceding, except that the Phytophthiria are excluded. Auchenorhynchi is a synonym of Homoptera in this sense.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. plant lice (aphids); whiteflies; cicadas; leafhoppers; plant hoppers; scale insects and mealybugs; spittle insects


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  • Experimental releases of Anthocoris nemoralis F. and A. nemorum (L.) (Heteroptera: Anthocoridae) against the pear psyllid Cacopsylla pyri L. (Homoptera: Psyllidae) in pear.

    Contributor: Lene Sigsgaard

  • Numerous insect groups (Orthoptera, Homoptera, Tenebrionidae, Meloidae, Curculionidae, and Scarabaeidae) are well adapted to the arid desert steppe.

    Gobi Lakes Valley desert steppe

  • It has been used in glasshouses to protect ornamental or vegetable seed crops against Homoptera such as aphids, mealybugs, scale insects and whiteflies.

    Chapter 7

  • It is effective against many species of Coleoptera, Homoptera and Lepidoptera, and is used commercially against cockroaches.

    Chapter 7

  • Hexaflumuron is used to control Coleoptera, Diptera, Homoptera and Lepidoptera.

    Chapter 7

  • With the exception of Hymenoptera there is no group of insects that interfere in so many ways in good and evil with our own interests, as that group of Homoptera called Coccidæ.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 286, June 25, 1881

  • Clavicular lobe: Homoptera; that portion of hind wing behind anal veins.

    Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology

  • Arculus: Odonata; a small cross vein between radius and cubitus near the base, leaving an elongate triangle between them: Trichoptera; a point, often hyaline, on the forewing where the cubitus (or post cubitus) runs into the margin: in Homoptera; a cross-veinlet nearly reaching posterior margin at same point as in Trichoptera: in other orders applied to a cross-vein in similar position, apparently giving rise to the median.

    Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology

  • Homoptera: an ordinal term applied to those Hemiptera in which the primaries are of the same consistence throughout.

    Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology

  • Plates: in Coccidae, the squames; q.v.: in male Homoptera, a pair of pieces following the last full ventral segment; usually preceded by a short piece, - the valve.

    Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology


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