from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A homopterous insect.
  • adj. Of or belonging to the order Homoptera; homopterous.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any insect (a true bug) of the order Homoptera

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An homopter.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as homopter.

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

  • n. insects having membranous forewings and hind wings


From New Latin Homoptera, order name : Greek homo-, homo- + Greek pteron, wing; see -pter.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)


  • These high elevation communities are naturally subject to increased atmospheric moisture, cooler temperatures, and higher winds, but also now suffer from the effects of acid rain deposition, which tend to be exacerbated in high elevation communities, and from the depredations of an introduced homopteran insect, the wooly adelgid (Adelges spp.).

    Appalachian-Blue Ridge forests

  • This IGR acts by inhibiting chitin formation specifically in homopteran pests.

    Chapter 7


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