- any of several bugs of the family Anthocoridae that live on flowers and are predaceous on aphids and other small insects.
Origin of flower bug
First recorded in 1885–90
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- any of a number of bugs of the family Cimicidae, related to the debris bugs but frequenting flowers and feeding on the small insects found there
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