[ roh-pal-id, roh-puh-lid ]
/ roʊˈpæl ɪd, ˈroʊ pə lɪd /
any of various hemipterous insects of the family Rhopalidae that feed chiefly on grasses and occasionally on certain trees, as the box elder.
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Also called grass bug, scentless plant bug.
Origin of rhopalid bug
<New Latin Rhopalidae family name, equivalent to Greek rhopal(on) club + New Latin -idae-id2
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