harlequin bug

variants: or less commonly harlequin cabbage bug

Definition of harlequin bug

: a black stinkbug (Murgantia histrionica) brilliantly marked with red, orange, and yellow that is destructive to cabbage and related plants in tropical America and the warmer parts of the U.S.

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“Harlequin bug.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/harlequin%20bug. Accessed 6 Oct. 2022.

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