Tea bug

(Zool.) an hemipterous insect which injures the tea plant by sucking the juice of the tender leaves.

See also: Tea

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Peal, a planter in the Sibsagar district was perhaps the first to draw attention to the tea bug, an arthropod that resembled the common mosquito.
39) These ideas were, however, to be vigorously disproved by successive waves of the tea bug assault on all species of tea in Assam.
Peal, "The Tea Bug of Assam', Journal of the Agricultural and Horticultural Society of India (New Series) 4(1) (1873): 126-132.