any of numerous, often brightly colored hemipterous insects of the family Miridae that feed on the juices of plants.
- Also called capsid, leaf bug .
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How to use plant bug in a sentence
Knows of a plantation not mulched at all, that suffered more than any other this year from the tarnished plant bug.
There is an insect that produces similar trouble on other plants, a plant bug, which is hard to secure because it flies away.
Of the latter, Lygus pratensis, the tarnished plant-bug, is reported by Professor Crosby as sucking blood.Handbook of Medical Entomology | William Albert Riley