leaf-footed bug


variants or less commonly leaf-foot bug
: a large sap-sucking bug of the genus Leptoglossus having leaflike expansions on its legs: such as
: a bug (L. oppositus) injurious to cucumber, melon, and squash
: a bug (L. phyllopus) very injurious to orange, peach, pear, and other fruit

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“Leaf-footed bug.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/leaf-footed%20bug. Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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