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|(Zool.) ||any one of several species of blister beetles infesting the potato vine. The black species (Lytta atrata), the striped (Lytta vittata), and the gray (Lytta Fabricii syn. Lytta cinerea) are the most common. See Blister beetle, under Blister.|
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Often called the sweet potato fly
in the United States, where it arrived in 1896, these sap feeders reduce the overall vigor of plants with their feeding.