: a genus of long-legged slender-bodied usually brightly colored bugs (family Pyrrhocoridae) that feed chiefly in the developing seed of cotton causing discoloration of the lint see cotton stainer

Word History


New Latin, probably from Greek dysderkēs ugly, hard to see, from dys- + -derkēs (from derkesthai to see, flash)

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“Dysdercus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Dysdercus. Accessed 12 Jun. 2024.

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