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plant bug

any of numerous, often brightly colored hemipterous insects of the family Miridae that feed on the juices of plants.
Also called capsid, leaf bug.
1855-60, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Both adults and nymphs of this plant bug damage plants by sucking plant sap.
  • The projects on tropical soda apple, tarnished plant bug and sunflower pests have been discontinued.
Encyclopedia Article for plant bug

any member of two families of the insect order Heteroptera. The family Lygaeidae (see lygaeid bug) contains between about 3,000 and 5,000 species. One of the best-known members, the chinch bug, is an important crop pest

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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