Meaning of tarnished plant bug

tar'nished plant' bug"

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a bug, Lygus lineolaris, of the family Miridae, that is a common and widely distributed pest of alfalfa and other legumes and of peach and other fruit trees.
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