big-eyed bug

noun

Definition of big-eyed bug 

: a bug of the family Lygaeidae especially : any of several bugs (genus Geocoris) that have protuberant eyes which project backward over the pronotum and feed especially on aphids and leafhoppers Ground beetles and big-eyed bugs are actually beneficial and help to keep pest insects under control. — Eleanor Foerste, Orlando Sentinel, 19 Nov. 1994 The big-eyed bug preys on spider mites (Tetranychus species), serious pests of the cotton plant. Science News, 26 July 1997

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