lygaeid bug


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Noun1.lygaeid bug - a true bug: usually bright-colored; pest of cultivated crops and some fruit trees
hemipteran, hemipteron, hemipterous insect, bug - insects with sucking mouthparts and forewings thickened and leathery at the base; usually show incomplete metamorphosis
family Lygaeidae, Lygaeidae - lygaeid bugs
Blissus leucopterus, chinch bug - small black-and-white insect that feeds on cereal grasses
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However, the possibility that the short-winged morph occurred by a gene mutation in the laboratory cannot be excluded, as reported for a lygaeid bug in which no short-winged morph is known in field populations (Klausner et al.
The bug possesses nearly microscopically small wings and has the longest, thinnest legs and the most elongated head of any Lygaeid bug in the world.
In six species (the pyrrhocorid bug Dysdercus mimulus, the lygaeid bug Ozophora pallescens, the largid bug Largus sp., the pentatomid bug Mormidea sp., the philopotamid caddisfly Chimarra sp., and the rhipipterygid orthopteran Rhipipteryx biolleyi), females performed behavior during copulation that clearly met the criteria for courtship behavior (prolonged body shaking, rubbing or tapping the male with her hind legs, or persistent, rhythmic swinging of her body).