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fungus bug

noun
1.

flat bug

noun
1.
any of numerous flattened bugs of the family Aradidae, inhabiting the underside of bark and feeding on fungi.
Also called fungus bug.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95
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flat bug

any of about 1,000 species of small, flat, dark-coloured insects (order Heteroptera) that are usually found under stones, in crevices in dead or dying trees, or under loose bark. Nearly all flat bugs range in size from 3 to 11 mm (0.12 to 0.43 inch) and feed on fungi and sap in decaying wood. Their wings, though well developed, remain quite small. Species occur in all zoogeographic regions.

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