any of several bugs of the family Anthocoridae that live on flowers and are predaceous on aphids and other small insects.
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What Is The Difference Between A Bug And An Insect?We tend to use the word bug loosely for any very small creature with legs. However, a true bug is defined as belonging to the order Hemiptera. These creatures characteristically have tough forewings and lack teeth, such as beetles. True bugs have a stylet (a mouth shaped like a straw) that they use to suck juices from plants. Insects belong to the class Insecta and they are characterized by three-part bodies, usually two pairs of wings, and …
Origin of flower bug
First recorded in 1885–90
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British Dictionary definitions for flower bug
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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