lygaeid bug

lygaeid

[lahy-jee-id, lahy-jee-id]
noun
1.
Also called lygaeid bug, lygus bug [lahy-guhs] . any of numerous, often brightly marked bugs of the family Lygaeidae, which feed on the juices of plants in both the larval and adult stages and are important pests of cultivated crops and some fruit trees.
adjective
2.
belonging or pertaining to the family Lygaeidae.

Origin:
< Neo-Latin Lygaeidae family name, equivalent to Lygae(us) type genus (< Greek lȳgaîos murky) + -idae -id2

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lygaeid

noun
a true bug: usually bright-colored; pest of cultivated crops and some fruit trees 
lygaeid bug

noun
a true bug: usually bright-colored; pest of cultivated crops and some fruit trees [syn: lygaeid
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