true bug


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Recent Examples on the Web Other species of true bugs include stink bugs, cicadas, aphids and leafhoppers. San Diego Union-Tribune, 10 Aug. 2019 Biologists classify true bugs because of differences in their mouth structure. San Diego Union-Tribune, 10 Aug. 2019 Minute pirate bugs and their close cousin, insidious flower bugs, belong to the group of bugs known as true bugs, which include bed bugs, squash bugs and stink bugs. Shari Rudavsky, Indianapolis Star, 21 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of true bug

1895, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of true bug was in 1895

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“True bug.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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