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stilt bug

noun
1.
any of various slender, long-legged, brownish bugs of the family Berytidae, inhabiting dense vegetation: sometimes classified with the leaf-footed bugs.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95
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  • Many stilt bug species have been implicated as pests of crops such as cacao, tobacco, and tomato.
Encyclopedia Article for stilt bug

any of about 100 species of delicate, slender-bodied, slow moving, long-legged insects in the true bug order, Heteroptera. Stilt bugs are 5 to 9 mm (0.2 to 0.4 inch) long and are brown to blend in with the dense vegetation on which they are found

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