Homoptera

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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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Numerically, ants comprized the greater percentage of the stomach contents (49.7%) followed by homopterans (16.7%) and hemipterans (12.8%).
During this survey, specimens representing at least 103 species (not all could be identified to species) within 10 families of the homopteran suborder Auchenorrhyncha were collected.
Plant roots often grow into caves near the surface, and in some places support cave-dwelling populations of curculionid coleopterans, or sap-sucking insects, such as fulgoroid homopterans. This group of plant hoppers has diversified greatly in the lava tubes on the Canary Islands, where there are 12 endemic species belonging to the genera Cixius, Tachycixius, and Menoplus.
sylvatica are the leaf-mining lepidopteran, Antispila nyssaefoliella (Lafontaine, 1973), and Phylloxera nyssae, a gall-forming homopteran, whose feeding causes marginal leaf folds (Pergande, 1904: 269; Gagne, 1989: 176).
Rhythmic movements causing portions of the male genitalia to rub or tap on the outside of the female during intromission were counted (two beetle species, two hemipterans, one homopteran), as were rapid vibrations of the genital capsule, which caused the female's body to vibrate (two hemipterans).
(Col., Coccinellidae) is a polyphagous predator of several homopteran pests including aphids (Iperti et al., 1977; Radwan and Lovei, 1983), scales (Uygun, 1978), whiteflies (Eshmatov and Saidova, 1993), coccids (Sengonca and Arnold, 2003; Hodek and Honek, 2009).
Nonetheless, numbers of prey of this order were scarce; for instance, only one homopteran was found attached to a leaf in July.
are usually considered omnivorous and are thought to consume a wide assortment of arthropods and plant matter, in addition to homopteran secretions (Dasch et al., 1984; Holldobler and Wilson, 1990).
Other studies have shown similar association between ant tending level and homopteran survivorship (Cushman and Whitham 1991, Breton and Addicott 1992a).
Stimulation of insect fecundity induced by sublethal concentrations of insecticides is a common phenomenon, particularly in homopteran insects and in mites (Ge et al.
In China, buprofezin has been reported highly effective against homopteran pests such as the plant hopper, with very low risks to the environment and humans (Asia et al., 1985; Nagata, 1986).