a bug, Lygus lineolaris, of the family Miridae, that is a common and widely distributed pest of alfalfa and other legumes and of peach and other fruit trees.
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How to use tarnished 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.
Of the latter, Lygus pratensis, the tarnished plant-bug, is reported by Professor Crosby as sucking blood.Handbook of Medical Entomology | William Albert Riley