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het·er·op·ter·an

 (hĕt′ə-rŏp′tər-əs)
n.
Any of numerous hemipteran insects of the suborder Heteroptera, characterized by forewings that have a thick leathery basal section and a membranous apical section, and including the stinkbugs and waterstriders.

[From New Latin Heteroptera, suborder name : hetero- (from the two sections of their forewings ) + Greek pteron, wing; see -pter.]

het′er·op′ter·an, het′er·op′ter·ous adj.
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heteropterous

(ˌhɛtəˈrɒptərəs) or

heteropteran

adj
(Animals) of, relating to, or belonging to the Heteroptera, a suborder of hemipterous insects, including bedbugs, water bugs, etc, in which the forewings are membranous but have leathery tips. Compare homopterous
[C19: from New Latin Heteroptera, from hetero- + Greek pteron wing]
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het•er•op•ter•ous

(ˌhɛt əˈrɒp tər əs)

adj.
belonging or pertaining to the Heteroptera, in some classifications a suborder of hemipterous insects comprising the true bugs.
[1890–95; hetero- + -pterous; compare New Latin Heteroptera, neuter pl. of heteropterus]
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Abstract: Four new records of species of aquatic heteropterous are added to the entomofauna of Colombia and, distributional limits are extended for all species collected.