Definition of damsel bug in English:

damsel bug

Syllabification: dam·sel bug


  • A slender long-legged bug that is a predator of other insects.
    • Family Nabidae, suborder Heteroptera: several genera
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    • Other piercing-sucking predators include several species each of big-eyed bugs, damsel bugs and minute pirate bugs.
    • The damsel bug, Nabis kinbergii Reuter inserts its eggs singly into soft plant tissues so that the circular emergence caps protrude above the surface.
    • Adults of the western damsel bug, N. alternatus, begin emerging in May or early June.

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