Definition of Heteropterous insect
1. Noun. True bugs: insects whose forewings are membranous but have leathery tips.
Group relationships: Heteroptera, Suborder Heteroptera
Specialized synonyms: Water Bug, Assassin Bug, Reduviid, Firebug, Cotton Stainer
Lexicographical Neighbors of Heteropterous Insect
Literary usage of Heteropterous insect
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Canadian Entomologist by Entomological Society of Canada (1951- ), Entomological Society of Ontario (1897)
"... and from the eggs of an unknown heteropterous insect found upon pine in California. The species reared by Professor Johnson differs from any of these. ..."
2. Report of the Secretary for Agriculture by United States Dept. of Agriculture (1876)
"A common garden-squash-bug will give the farmer a very good idea of the general form and structure of a, true heteropterous insect, or plant bug, ..."
3. Report of the Secretary of Agriculture by United States Dept. of Agriculture (1867)
"Small ichneumon flies are even produced from the eggs of a heteropterous insect, or plant louse. The tobacco-worm sphinx ..."
4. The Gypsy Moth: Porthetria Dispar (Linn.). A Report of the Work of by Edward Howe Forbush, Charles Henry Fernald, Massachusetts State Board of Agriculture (1896)
"The problem of breeding any heteropterous insect presents at the outset many difficulties, and but little assistance is given by the literature on this ..."
5. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1883)
"The next most efficient enemy of the Colorado potato beetle is a heteropterous insect called the spined soldier bug (arma ..."