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Any of numerous heteropteran insects of the family Miridae that feed on plant sap, many of which are agricultural pests.
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|Noun||1.||plant bug - small bright-colored insect that feeds on plant juices|
hemipteran, hemipteron, hemipterous insect, bug - insects with sucking mouthparts and forewings thickened and leathery at the base; usually show incomplete metamorphosis
lace bug - small bug having body and wings covered with a lacy network of raised lines
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