helopeltis

noun hel·o·pel·tis \ ˌhelōˈpeltə̇s \

Definition of helopeltis

1 capitalized : a genus of tropical mirid bugs including several that attack economically important plants
2 plural -es : any bug of the genus Helopeltis; specifically : tea mosquito

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Origin and Etymology of helopeltis

New Latin, from helo- + -peltis (from Greek peltē shield)


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