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lygaeid

[ lahy-jee-id, lahy-jee-id ]
/ laɪˈdʒi ɪd, ˈlaɪ dʒi ɪd /
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noun
Also called lygaeid bug, lygus bug [lahy-guhs]. /ˈlaɪ gəs/. any of numerous, often brightly marked bugs of the family Lygaeidae, which feed on the juices of plants in both the larval and adult stages and are important pests of cultivated crops and some fruit trees.
adjective
belonging or pertaining to the family Lygaeidae.
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Origin of lygaeid

<New Latin Lygaeidae family name, equivalent to Lygae(us) type genus (<Greek lȳgaîos murky) + -idae-id2
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