box-elder bug

noun

Definition of box-elder bug 

: a red-and-black sap-sucking bug (Leptocoris trivittatus) of the family Coreidae that sometimes feeds on fruit and hibernates in a partially dormant state often in buildings

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History and Etymology for box-elder bug

so called from its preference for the box elder

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