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damsel bug

noun
1.
any of various small predaceous bugs of the family Nabidae.
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damsel bug

noun
1.
any of various bugs of the carnivorous family Nabiidae, related to the bedbugs but feeding on other insects. The larvae of some species mimic and associate with ants
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any predacious insect in the true bug order, Heteroptera, that feeds on insect eggs, aphids, and small caterpillars. Damsel bugs are generally divided into two types. One is about 8 mm (0.3 inch) long and yellow-brown in colour with well-developed wings, and the second is larger, shiny black, and usually has very short wings

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