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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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Bandyopadhyay S, Roy A and S Das Binding of garlic (Allium sativum) leaf lectin to the gut receptors of homopteran pests is correlated to its insecticidal activity.
tesselata, with isopterans consumed most often (71%), followed by orthopterans (43%), homopterans (33%), coleopterans (24%), and arachnids (24%).
multiplicata studied here feeds on less nourishing insect species (mainly ants, homopterans and hemipterans) than termites, the number of feedings they require to survive one year could be greater than the San Simon Valley population.
Diets of female eastern pipistrelles consisted predominantly of Homopterans and Coleopterans (ca.
Few hemipterans and homopterans were fed to nestling meadowlarks during the breeding season.
The little fire ant has many traits shared with other highly successful and destructive invasive ant species, which include: 1) generalist feeding and nesting habits, 2) superficial nests in manmade and natural cavities not limited to underground, 3) high colony mobility, 4) polygyny (multiple queens in a colony), 5) colony budding, 6) low intraspecific aggression, 7) high interspecific aggression, 8) small physical size, and 9) tending of extrafloral nectaries and homopterans (Brandao & Paiva 1994; Passera 1994).
All cases of catching thrips (n = 34) and caterpillars (n = 29) were successful in comparison to 95% of homopterans (n = 41) and 82% of orthopterans (n = 39).
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.
Homopterans were also represented in both samples and eriophyoid mites in l sample (Sanchez-Monge 2010).