lygus

noun
ly·​gus | \ ˈlīgəs \

Definition of lygus

1 capitalized : a large genus of small plant-sucking mirid bugs some of which are vectors of virus diseases of plants
2 plural lygus : lygus bug

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“Lygus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lygus. Accessed 6 Dec. 2021.

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