rhopalid-bug

rhopalid bug

[roh-pal-id, roh-puh-lid]
noun
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.


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

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