lygus bug

noun
ly·​gus bug | \ ˈlī-gəs- How to pronounce lygus bug (audio) \

Definition of lygus bug

: any of various small sucking bugs (genus Lygus) including some pests of cultivated plants

First Known Use of lygus bug

1936, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for lygus bug

New Latin Lygus

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The first known use of lygus bug was in 1936

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“Lygus bug.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lygus%20bug. Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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