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