harlequin bug

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harlequin bug

n.
A flat-bodied, brightly colored stinkbug (Murgantia histrionica) of North and Central America that is destructive to cabbage and other cruciferous plants.

harlequin bug

n
(Animals) a brightly coloured heteropterous insect, Murgantia histrionica, of the US and Central America: a pest of cabbages and related plants: family Pentatomidae

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n.
a black stink bug, Murgantia histrionica, with red and yellow markings, that is a pest of cabbages and related plants.