toad bug

toad bug

noun
any of several small broad aquatic insect-eating hemipterous insects of the family Gelastocoridae, having toadlike characteristics.

Origin:
1900–05

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toad bug

any of some 100 species of insects in the true bug order, Heteroptera, that resemble tiny frogs. They have short, broad bodies and protruding eyes and capture their prey by leaping upon it. Adults in this family are wingless

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