coon bug

noun

Definition of coon bug

: a black-and-white Australian bug (Oxycarenus luctuosus) having the immature stages bright red and feeding on the foliage of native and cultivated plants often causing serious defoliation

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“Coon bug.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coon%20bug. Accessed 13 December 2019.

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