noun plural

Ho·​mop·​tera hō-ˈmäp-tə-rə How to pronounce Homoptera (audio)
: a large suborder of Hemiptera or sometimes a separate order of insects comprising the cicadas, lantern flies, leafhoppers, spittlebugs, treehoppers, aphids, psyllas, whiteflies, and scale insects which have a small prothorax and sucking mouthparts consisting of a jointed beak and which undergo incomplete metamorphosis compare heteroptera
homopteran noun or adjective
homopterous adjective

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“Homoptera.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Homoptera. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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