Definition of Squash bug

1. Noun. Large black American bug that sucks sap of vines of the gourd family.

Exact synonyms: Anasa Tristis
Generic synonyms: Coreid, Coreid Bug
Group relationships: Anasa, Genus Anasa



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Squash Bug

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squarishnesses
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squarks
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squarroso-dentate
squarrous
squarrulose
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squarsons
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squash bug (current term)
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Literary usage of Squash bug

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1. The Insect Book: A Popular Account of the Bees, Wasps, Ants, Grasshoppers by Leland Ossian Howard (1901)
"Life History of the Squash-Bug (Anasa tristis De Geer.^ The common "squash-bug," as this insect is called, is found all over the United States as well as in ..."

2. The Insect Book: A Popular Account of the Bees, Wasps, Ants, Grasshoppers by Leland Ossian Howard (1905)
"The common "squash-bug," as this insect is called, is found all over the United States as well as in Central America. It is a serious enemy to garden plants ..."

3. Rural Affairs by John Jacob Thomas (1869)
"This Squash-bug is of an obscure, dark brown or blackish color, and on its under side dull yellowish, varied with black points and Fig. 9. ..."

4. An Elementary Course in Practical Zoölogy by Buel Preston Colton (1895)
"Draw the squash-bug's wings out at right angles to the body, ... See account of the squash-bug in Harris' " Insects Injurious to Vegetation." THE BEETLE. 1. ..."

5. An Elementary Course in Practical Zoölogy by Buel Preston Colton (1886)
"Draw the squash-bug's wings out at right angles to the body, ... See account of the squash-bug in Harris' " Insects Injurious to Vegetation." THE BEETLE. 1. ..."

6. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by Charles Anderson Dana (1876)
"... head down on the cephalic disk; the ova are enclosed in long, gelatinous, cylindrical sheaths, called sea grapes, and may be nearly 40000 in squash bug ..."

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