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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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On Crane, eastern pipistrelles are lepidopterans, coleopterans, dipterans, and homopterans; Asiatic oak weevils were 8.4% of the diet (Brack and Whitaker 2004).
Volumetrically, coleopterans were the most important item (42.4%) followed by lepidoptera larvae (26.8%) and homopterans (11.1%).
Almost 50% of female eastern pipistrelles' diet consisted of Homopterans, whereas Homopterans comprised only 18.2% of the males' diet (Table II, Fig.
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.
In contrast, frogs captured coleopterans relatively under their observed environmental abundance (Z = -3.137, p<0.001), while homopterans were foraged almost proportionally to their observed environmental availability (Z = 0.873, p = 0.383) (Table 1).
My numerous observations of orthopterans and homopterans jumping for several minutes with a spider on their backs before they became paralyzed, support this assumption.
Indiana myotis normally feed on dipterans, homopterans, small beetles, and moths (Brack & Laval 1985; Kurta & Whitaker 1998; Murray & Kurta 2002), whereas evening bats feed heavily on beetles, hemipterans, and moths (Brack 1985; Whitaker & Clem 1992).
Homopterans were less common, accounting for only 9.5% of the prey items and being present in only 20.8% of the lizards.
In these interactions, ants collect the carbohydrate-rich excretions (honeydew) of homopterans. Homopterans benefit from ant tending because ants attack and remove predators from their host plants (reviewed in Way 1963, 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).