rhopalid bug

rhopalid bug

[roh-pal-id, roh-puh-lid]
any of various hemipterous insects of the family Rhopalidae that feed chiefly on grasses and occasionally on certain trees, as the box elder.
Also called grass bug, scentless plant bug.

< Neo-Latin Rhopalidae family name, equivalent to Greek rhopal(on) club + Neo-Latin -idae -id2

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