Definition of Leaf bug

1. Noun. Small bright-colored insect that feeds on plant juices.

Exact synonyms: Plant Bug
Generic synonyms: Bug, Hemipteran, Hemipteron, Hemipterous Insect
Specialized synonyms: Capsid, Mirid, Mirid Bug, Lace Bug

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Leaf Bug

leaf beet
leaf beetle
leaf beetles
leaf blade
leaf blight
leaf blower
leaf blowers
leaf bud
leaf bug (current term)
leaf cacti
leaf cactus
leaf cast
leaf casting
leaf curl
leaf cutter
leaf disease
leaf fat
leaf form
leaf frog
leaf frogs
leaf gap
leaf gaps
leaf green

Literary usage of Leaf bug

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Insect Book: A Popular Account of the Bees, Wasps, Ants, Grasshoppers by Leland Ossian Howard (1905)
"... Typical Life History of a Leaf-Bug ... This insect, known as the four-lined leaf-bug, is found all over the United States ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"LEAF-BUG, or PLANT-BUG, bugs of the family ... Another species troublesome on currants, gooseberries, dahlias, etc., is the four-lined leaf-bug ..."

3. The Minnesota Horticulturist by Minnesota State Horticultural Society (1896)
"STRAWBERRY LEAF-BUG HI. Spraying with Bordeaux mixture is successfully practiced in preventing; this disease. The first spraying can be given early in the ..."

4. The American Entomologist edited by Benjamin Dann Walsh, Charles V Riley, George Vasey (1868)
"... which you Und in such swarms on the leaves of the basswood, in company with their larva? and their moulted skins, are the liase wood Leaf-bug (Той/it ..."

5. Injurious Insects: How to Recognize and Control Them by Walter Collins O'Kane (1912)
"A winter spraying with lime-sulphur solution or other strong contact insecticide will kill the overwintering form. The Four-lined Leaf-bug ..."

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