Lygus-bug definition

līgəs
Any of various plant-feeding insects of the genus Lygus, including certain species that are destructive to agricultural crops.
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Any of a genus (Lygus, family Miridae) of hemipterous bugs, including many that damage plants.
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Origin of lygus-bug

  • New Latin Lȳgus genus name from Greek lūgaios murky from lūgē twilight

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition