: a genus of small, oval, black bugs (family Thyreocoridae) that have an enlarged scutellum, superficially resemble a beetle, and include pests of agricultural and garden plants

Word History


New Latin, from cori- (from Greek koris bedbug) + melaena (from Greek melaina, feminine of melas black)

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“Corimelaena.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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