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ly·gus bug

Any of various plant-feeding insects of the genus Lygus, including certain species that are destructive to agricultural crops.

[New Latin Lȳgus, genus name, from Greek lūgaios, murky, from lūgē, twilight.]
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Noun1.lygus bug - vector of viral plant diseaseslygus bug - vector of viral plant diseases  
capsid, mirid, mirid bug - a variety of leaf bug
genus Lygus, Lygus - plant-sucking bugs
Lygus lineolaris, tarnished plant bug - widespread plant and fruit pest
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