Definitions for "Hemiptera"
An order of hexapod insects having a jointed proboscis, including four sharp stylets (mandibles and maxillæ), for piercing. In many of the species (Heteroptera) the front wings are partially coriaceous, and different from the others.
the true bugs, a large order of insects including bedbugs, cicadas, and aphids, with mouth parts adapted for piercing and sucking and with mandibles in the form of long stylets lying in a trough-like labium (Morris 1992).
( hemi = half; ptera = wings) the true bugs, including the conenose bugs (which transmit Chagas' disease) and the bed bugs.