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flower bug

n.
Any of various heteropteran insects in the family Anthocoridae that feed on insects that infest flowers and other plant parts.

flower bug

n
(Animals) any of a number of bugs of the family Cimicidae, related to the debris bugs but frequenting flowers and feeding on the small insects found there

flow′er bug`


n.
any of several small speckled black bugs of the family Anthocoridae that feed on aphids and other plant pests.
[1885]
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Insecticides based on natural materials include pyrethrum (Py Garden Insect Killer, Doff All In One Bug Spray Gem Stop Bugs, Westland Bug Killer, Nature's Answer Natural Pest Control), rotenone (Bio Liquid Derris Plus), fatty acids (Bayer Organic Pest Control, Doff Greenfly and Blackfly Killer, Fito Get Off Insect), plant and fish oils (Vitax Organic 2 in 1 Pest and Disease Control), plant extracts (Growing Success Fruit & Veg Bug Killer, Growing Success Shrub and Flower Bug Killer) and mineral lattice (SB Plant Invigorator).