harlequin cabbage bug
Calicoback Cal"i*co*back`, n. (Zo["o]l.) (a) The calico bass. (b) An hemipterous insect ({Murgantia histrionica}) which injures the cabbage and other garden plants; -- called also {calico bug} and {harlequin cabbage bug}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Harlequin cabbage bug — Adult (left) and nymph (right) Scientific classification Kingdom: Anim …   Wikipedia

  • Harlequin cabbage bug — Harlequin Har le*quin (h[aum]r l[ e]*k[i^]n or kw[i^]n), n. [F. arlequin, formerly written also harlequin (cf. It, arlecchino), prob. fr. OF. hierlekin, hellequin, goblin, elf, which is prob. of German or Dutch origin; cf. D. hel hell. Cf. {Hell} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • harlequin cabbage bug — ▪ insect       a species of insect in the stinkbug family, Pentatomidae (order Heteroptera), that sucks sap and chlorophyll from crops, such as cabbage, causing them to wilt and die. Though of tropical or subtropical origin, this insect now… …   Universalium

  • harlequin cabbage bug — noun see harlequin bug …   Useful english dictionary

  • cabbage bug — cabbage bug, = harlequin bug. (Cf. ↑harlequin bug) …   Useful english dictionary

  • cabbage bug — ☆ cabbage bug n. HARLEQUIN BUG * * * …   Universalium

  • cabbage bug — ☆ cabbage bug n. HARLEQUIN BUG …   English World dictionary

  • cabbage bug — cab′bage bug n. ent harlequin bug • Etymology: 1865–70, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • cabbage bug. — See harlequin bug. [1865 70, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • cabbage bug. — See harlequin bug. [1865 70, Amer.] …   Useful english dictionary

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