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Homoptera

[hō′mäp·tə·rə]
(invertebrate zoology)
An order of the class Insecta including a large number of sucking insects of diverse forms.
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Diets of female eastern pipistrelles consisted predominantly of Homopterans and Coleopterans (ca.
In the homopteran insects that live on roots in the lava tubes on Hawaii, sexual acoustic signals have been identified that are transmitted through the substrate and are different in each species.
My numerous observations of orthopterans and homopterans jumping for several minutes with a spider on their backs before they became paralyzed, support this assumption.
Studies of ant-homopteran mutualisms focus primarily on protection from predators as the critical means by which homopterans benefit (Buckley 1987).
Homopterans were also represented in both samples and eriophyoid mites in l sample (Sanchez-Monge 2010).
We retain the taxon Homoptera (Triplehorn and Johnson, 2005) to facilitate comparison with previous studies of bat feeding habits and to differentiate homopterans from true bugs (Hemiptera).
Also in Indiana, Brack (1985) found dipterans, trichopterans, coleopterans (including the Asiatic oak weevil), lepidopterans, homopterans, hymenopterans, neuropterans, and plecopterans represented, in decreasing order of importance, in the diet of this species.
It has a generalized diet that includes nectar, insects, seeds, carrion, and honeydew secreted by Homopterans (Woodworth 1908, Horton 1918, Mallis 1942, Flanders 1943, Creighton 1950, Markin 1970a).
Hemiptera were split into suborders Heteroptera and Homoptera, because the digestive systems of most homopterans have filter chambers that concentrate nitrogenous compounds (Borror et al.
001) and a 770% increase in the consumption of homopterans, predominantly cicadas (H = 20.
Finally, the toxicity of Bacillus thuringiensis strains, some of them isolated from homopterans, was evaluated using coarse bioassays.