four-lined plant bug

noun

variants or less commonly four-lined leaf bug
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: a yellow or orange leaf bug (Poecilocapsus lineatus) that is widespread in eastern and central North America, that has four longitudinal black stripes down the back, and that feeds on various wild and cultivated plants

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“Four-lined plant bug.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/four-lined%20plant%20bug. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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