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squash bug

Syllabification: squash bug

Definition of squash bug in English:

noun

A dark-colored bug with forewings marked by many veins.
Example sentences
  • The squash bug is shield shaped and if you have ever squashed one you probably remember the smell.
  • I scattered leaf litter on the floor of the bucket and threw in another hornworm, then a squash bug, a bluebottle fly, a daddy longlegs, a wolf spider, and various unidentified larvae.
  • A scanning electron micrograph of the surface of the pupa of the ordinary squash bug revealed a startling armature of glandular hairs that exude an oily chemical cocktail, seen forming droplets at the tips.

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