any of various small, predaceous hemipterous insects of the family Saldidae, some of which are burrowers, commonly occurring along grassy shores of ponds, streams, brackish lakes, and seacoasts.
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What is the difference between a bug and an insect?We tend to use the word bug loosely for any very small creature with legs. However, a true bug is defined as belonging to the order Hemiptera. These creatures characteristically have tough forewings and lack teeth, such as beetles. True bugs have a stylet (a mouth shaped like a straw) that they use to suck juices from plants. Insects belong to the class Insecta and they are characterized by three-part bodies, usually two pairs of wings, and …
- shore bird,
- shore crab,
- shore dinner,
- shore fly,
- shore leave,
- shore patrol
Origin of shore bug
An Americanism dating back to 1890–95
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