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Characteristics of Homopterans
Examples Cicadas, aphids
Wings 0-4;Fore wings thickened
Mouth Parts Sucking
Usual Number of Tarsal Segments 1 to 3
Metamorphosis Simple Metamorphosis
Usual Size Any size
Where usually found On vegetation

Members of order Homoptera can have four to no wings, though insects with two wings are rare. Their antenna are in a variety of shapes and sizes. They have a small beak which can be found at the back of the head.

These insects are major pests that eat away at crops and carry plant diseases.

Homopterans feed on different plants, and causing the plants to become disfigured or to die.

Unlike most orders, the suborders of Homoptera are hard to distinguish without a microscope. The two suborders of Homoptera are Auchenorrhyncha and Sternorrhyncha.