plural noun
Ly·​gae·​idae | \ līˈjēəˌdē \

Definition of Lygaeidae

: an extensive family of plant-sucking often brilliantly colored true bugs — see chinch bug

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History and Etymology for Lygaeidae

New Latin, from Lygaeus, type genus (from Greek lygaios shadowy) + -idae

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“Lygaeidae.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 14 December 2019.

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