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(order Hemiptera, suborder Homoptera)

Family of bugs in which the tegmina are broad and brightly coloured, and have a broad costal cell with many transverse veins. Some species occur in two different colour forms, and when adults of these two forms cluster together on a twig they give the effect of a spike of coloured flowers with green bracts. There are about 1000 species occurring mainly in the tropics.

Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences.

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