milkweed bug
noun Date: 1905 a large black and reddish-orange bug (Oncopeltus fasciatus) that feeds chiefly on milkweed

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  • milkweed bug — noun : a bug feeding on milkweed; especially : a large black red marked bug (Oncopeltus fasciatus) now cultured widely as a research organism * * * any of several red and black lygaeid bugs, as Oncopeltus fasciatus, that feed on the juice of the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • milkweed bug — milk′weed bug n. ent any of several red and black bugs, as Oncopeltus fasciatus, that feed on the juice of the milkweed • Etymology: 1900–05 …   From formal English to slang

  • milkweed bug — any of several red and black lygaeid bugs, as Oncopeltus fasciatus, that feed on the juice of the milkweed. [1900 05] * * * …   Universalium

  • milkweed bug — noun an insect, of the order Hemiptera, that mostly feeds on the seeds and tissue of the milkweed plant (Asclepias) …   Wiktionary

  • Large milkweed bug — Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum …   Wikipedia

  • Common Milkweed — Taxobox name = Common Milkweed image width = 240px regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Gentianales familia = Apocynaceae subfamilia = Asclepiadoideae genus = Asclepias species = A. syriaca binomial = Asclepias… …   Wikipedia

  • lygaeid bug — ▪ insect  any of a group of insects in the true bug order, Heteroptera, that includes many important crop pests. There are between 3,000 and 5,000 species of lygaeid bugs, which vary from brown to brightly patterned with red, white, or black… …   Universalium

  • Asclepias syriaca — Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae (unranked …   Wikipedia

  • Herbivore adaptations to plant defense — Herbivores are dependent on plants for food, and have coevolved mechanisms to obtain this food despite the evolution of a diverse arsenal of plant defenses against herbivory. Herbivore adaptations to plant defense have been likened to “offensive… …   Wikipedia

  • Lygaeidae — Lygaeus pandurus Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia …   Wikipedia

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