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he·mip·ter·an

 (hĭ-mĭp′tər-ən)
n.
Any of numerous insects of the order Hemiptera, having mouthparts used for piercing and sucking and two pairs of wings, and including the cicadas, the aphids, and the heteropterans, such as the assassin bugs and the water striders.

he·mip′ter·an, he·mip′ter·ous (-tə-rəs) adj.
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hemipterous

(hɪˈmɪptərəs) or

hemipteran

adj
(Animals) of, relating to, or belonging to the Hemiptera, a large order of insects having sucking or piercing mouthparts specialized as a beak (rostrum). The group is divided into the suborders Homoptera (aphids, cicadas, etc) and Heteroptera (water bugs, bedbugs, etc)
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he•mip•ter•ous

(hɪˈmɪp tər əs)

adj.
1. belonging or pertaining to the Hemiptera, an order of insects with forewings that are thickened and leathery at the base and membranous at the apex, comprising the true bugs.
2. belonging or pertaining to the order Hemiptera, in some classifications comprising the heteropterous and homopterous insects.
[1810–20; hemi- + -pterous; compare New Latin Hemiptera, neuter pl. of hemipterus]
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Say, "Descriptions of new north American Hemipterous insects, belonging to the first family of the section Homoptera of Latreille," Journal of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, vol.
The following hemipterous presented such behavior: Deois flavopicta (Stal, 1854) (Hemiptera: Cercopidae), Dalbulus maidis (Delong & Wolcott, 1923) (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae) and Rhopalosiphum maidis (Fitch, 1856) (Hemiptera: Aphididae).