helopeltis

noun

hel·​o·​pel·​tis
ˌhelōˈpeltə̇s
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

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Helopeltis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/helopeltis. Accessed 9 Dec. 2022.

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