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flower bug

flower bug

noun

Definition of FLOWER BUG

:  any of various small mostly black-and-white predaceous bugs (family Anthocoridae) that frequent flowers and feed on pest insects (as aphids and thrips)

First Known Use of FLOWER BUG

circa 1889

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