A harmful microorganism, typically a bacterium
bugs were crawling everywhere
= new boy.
= pea weevil.
A chigger or harvest mite (genus Trombicula).
A correction to a bug in a computer program or system
Another term for cockchafer.
A whirligig beetle (family Gyrinidae), which when handled exudes a milky liquid having an odour of apples.
Any of various green aphids (greenfly) and other green insects that are typically pests of plants; (in later use) especially the widespread aphid Schizaphis graminum, which infests grasses and cereal crops.
A dark-coloured fly, Plecia nearctica (family Bibionidae), widespread across the southern U.S., which at certain times of the year forms large swarms of mating pairs.
The soft tick Argas persicus, which is parasitic chiefly on poultry.
= news bee.
A dragonfly nymph used as bait for fishing.
A stag beetle.
Any hemipteran insect that infests and feeds on plants; especially (a) a mirid; (b) an aphid.
Any of several slender hemipteran bugs of the genus Leptocorisa (family Alydidae), which are pests of ripening rice grains in south and south-east Asia.
With bulging eyes
Whisky or other liquor, especially when of poor quality
Another term for garden chafer.
A small plant-eating bug that has a raised net-like pattern on the wings and upper surface
A large black wingless cockroach which emits an unpleasant smell when disturbed
A small sap-sucking scale insect which is coated with a white powdery wax resembling meal and which can be a serious pest
Another term for pill woodlouse.
A plant bug with very long slender legs
Another term for shield bug.
A woodlouse (now rare).
A bloodsucking heteropteran bug, Oeciacus hirundinis, whose principal host is the house martin.
(More fully old-fashioned potato bug) a blister beetle of the genus Epicauta.
A slender long-legged bug that is a predator of other insects
A bloodsucking North American assassin bug which can inflict a painful bite on humans and often attacks the face
A disc-shaped predatory water bug which lives in muddy ponds and breathes by means of an air bubble around the body
A broad shield-shaped bug which is typically brightly coloured or boldly marked. It emits a foul smell when handled or molested
A bug which resembles a shield bug, several American kinds being serious pests of squashes and similar fruit
A bug or beetle with a turtlelike carapace, especially an olive-brown shield bug that frequents grassy places
Either of two red and black North American bugs of the family Lygaeidae, Oncopeltus fasciatus and Lygaeus kalmi.
Any of several large, flying cockroaches chiefly of the genus Periplaneta, including the American cockroach, P. americana.
= pinch bug.
A small invertebrate (as a woodlouse or a pill millipede) that rolls itself into a ball when disturbed.
A long-legged predatory or bloodsucking bug which occurs chiefly in the tropics and feeds mainly on other arthropods. Some of those that bite humans can transmit microorganisms such as that causing Chagas' disease
North American term for firefly.
A problem with some computers arising from an inability of the software to deal correctly with dates of 1 January 2000 or later
Develop a passionate interest in a specified activity
Any of various large marine decapod crustaceans valued for their edible tail flesh; especially Thenus orientalis (family Scyllaridae) of northern Australia.
In an extremely comfortable position or situation
Either of two brownish mirid bugs that are pests of numerous fruits, vegetables, and other crops