ambush bug


Definition of ambush bug

: any of numerous carnivorous bugs that constitute the family Phymatidae, conceal themselves in flowers, and prey on other insects

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First Known Use of ambush bug

1895, in the meaning defined above

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“Ambush bug.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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