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saucer bug

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Definition of saucer bug in English:

noun

A disc-shaped predatory water bug which lives in muddy ponds and breathes by means of an air bubble around the body.
  • Ilyocoris cimicoides, family Naucoridae, suborder Heteroptera
Example sentences
  • The Saucer Bug has a bubble of air trapped underneath its body as it swims around in the water using its long, hairy back legs.
  • The Saucer Bug creeps among vegetation under the water, attacking insect larvae, water lice and other small creatures.
  • The Saucer bug crawls over the bottom under the plants to seek a safe hiding spot.

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