squash bug


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squash bug

n.
Any of various hemipteran insects of the family Coreidae, especially Anasa tristis of North America, which damages squashes and other cucurbits.

squash bug

n
(Animals) any of various heteropterous insects of the family Coreidae, esp a North American species, Anasa tristis, which is a pest of squash, pumpkin, and related plants

squash′ bug`


n.
a dark brown bug, Anasa tristis, that sucks the sap from the leaves esp. of squash and pumpkin.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.squash bug - large black American bug that sucks sap of vines of the gourd familysquash bug - large black American bug that sucks sap of vines of the gourd family
coreid, coreid bug - a true bug
Anasa, genus Anasa - squash bugs
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2 Squash bugs had sabotaged summer and winter squash for 51 percent of respondents, and even ducks couldn't solve a serious squash bug problem.