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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History and Etymology for helopeltis

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

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