lygaeid

ly·gae·id

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  • lygaeid — /luy jee id, luy jee id/, n. 1. Also called lygaeid bug, lygus bug /luy geuhs/. any of numerous, often brightly marked bugs of the family Lygaeidae, which feed on the juices of plants in both the larval and adult stages and are important pests of …   Universalium

  • lygaeid — noun a true bug: usually bright colored; pest of cultivated crops and some fruit trees • Syn: ↑lygaeid bug • Hypernyms: ↑hemipterous insect, ↑bug, ↑hemipteran, ↑hemipteron • Hyponyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

  • lygaeid bug — noun a true bug: usually bright colored; pest of cultivated crops and some fruit trees • Syn: ↑lygaeid • Hypernyms: ↑hemipterous insect, ↑bug, ↑hemipteran, ↑hemipteron • Hyponyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • chinch bug — noun small black and white insect that feeds on cereal grasses • Syn: ↑Blissus leucopterus • Hypernyms: ↑lygaeid, ↑lygaeid bug • Member Holonyms: ↑Blissus, ↑genus Blissus * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • family Lygaeidae — noun lygaeid bugs • Syn: ↑Lygaeidae • Hypernyms: ↑arthropod family • Member Holonyms: ↑Hemiptera, ↑order Hemiptera • Member Meronyms: ↑lygaei …   Useful english dictionary

  • Lygaeidae — noun lygaeid bugs • Syn: ↑family Lygaeidae • Hypernyms: ↑arthropod family • Member Holonyms: ↑Hemiptera, ↑order Hemiptera • Member Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

  • Blissus leucopterus — noun small black and white insect that feeds on cereal grasses • Syn: ↑chinch bug • Hypernyms: ↑lygaeid, ↑lygaeid bug • Member Holonyms: ↑Blissus, ↑genus Blissus …   Useful english dictionary

  • hemipteran — noun insects with sucking mouthparts and forewings thickened and leathery at the base; usually show incomplete metamorphosis • Syn: ↑hemipterous insect, ↑bug, ↑hemipteron • Hypernyms: ↑insect • Hyponyms: ↑leaf bug …   Useful english dictionary

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