rhopalid bug

[ roh-pal-id, roh-puh-lid ]
/ roʊˈpæl ɪd, ˈroʊ pə lɪd /

noun

any of various hemipterous insects of the family Rhopalidae that feed chiefly on grasses and occasionally on certain trees, as the box elder.

Nearby words

  1. rhondda,
  2. rhondda cynon taff,
  3. rhone,
  4. rhone river,
  5. rhone wine,
  6. rhotacism,
  7. rhotacize,
  8. rhotic,
  9. rhs,
  10. rhubarb

Origin of rhopalid bug

< New Latin Rhopalidae family name, equivalent to Greek rhopal(on) club + New Latin -idae -id2

Also called grass bug, scentless plant bug.

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