tarnished plant bug
noun Date: 1902 a common hemipterous brownish bug (Lygus lineolaris) of eastern North America that causes injury to plants especially by sucking sap from buds, leaves, and fruits

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  • Tarnished plant bug — Taxobox | name = Tarnished plant bug image width = 220px regnum = Animalia phylum = Arthropoda classis = Insecta ordo = Hemiptera familia = Miridae genus = Lygus species = L. lineolaris binomial = Lygus lineolaris binomial authority = (Palisot de …   Wikipedia

  • tarnished plant bug — tar′nished plant′ bug n. ent a sucking bug, Lygus lineolaris, that is a common pest of legumes and fruit trees • Etymology: 1885–90 …   From formal English to slang

  • tarnished plant bug — noun widespread plant and fruit pest • Syn: ↑Lygus lineolaris • Hypernyms: ↑lygus bug …   Useful english dictionary

  • tarnished plant bug — a bug, Lygus lineolaris, of the family Miridae, that is a common and widely distributed pest of alfalfa and other legumes and of peach and other fruit trees. [1885 90] * * * …   Universalium

  • plant bug — any of numerous, often brightly colored hemipterous insects of the family Miridae that feed on the juices of plants. Also called capsid, leaf bug. [1855 60, Amer.] * * * ▪ insect       any member of two families of the insect order Heteroptera.… …   Universalium

  • plant bug — noun small bright colored insect that feeds on plant juices • Syn: ↑leaf bug • Hypernyms: ↑hemipterous insect, ↑bug, ↑hemipteran, ↑hemipteron • Hyponyms: ↑mirid bug, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • lygus bug — noun vector of viral plant diseases • Hypernyms: ↑mirid bug, ↑mirid, ↑capsid • Hyponyms: ↑tarnished plant bug, ↑Lygus lineolaris • Member Holonyms: ↑Lygus, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Sunn pest — The term sunn pest refers to a group of insects representing several genera of the shield bug (Scutelleridae) and stink bug (Pentatomidae) Families, with the species Eurygaster integriceps being the most economically important. Sunn pests are… …   Wikipedia

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