true bug


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n true bug any of various insects of the order Hemiptera and especially of the suborder Heteroptera
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In literature:

They might even be the true form of the bug, with the bigger cell only a transition stage.
"Badge of Infamy" by Lester del Rey
This peculiarity distinguishes it from the true bug, which has four wings.
"Agriculture for Beginners" by Charles William Burkett
Most species of sap or blood sucking true bugs have a similar protecting odor.
"An Elementary Study of Insects" by Leonard Haseman
Each female of the true Colorado potato-bug lays, according to Dr. Schirmer, about seven hundred eggs.
"The $100 Prize Essay on the Cultivation of the Potato; and How to Cook the Potato" by D. H. Compton and Pierre Blot
In the order Hemiptera, or the true "bugs" in an entomological sense, we find a few forms that may carry disease.
"Insects and Diseases" by Rennie W. Doane
Siphunculata and Hemiptera (lice and true bugs).
"Handbook of Medical Entomology" by William Albert Riley
All that night and the next day they waited in the greatest anxiety, until, finally, the Wood-bug, true to his word, arrived with Little Tom.
"Little Tom" by V. Tille
This is especially so in case of the beetles, the flies, the true bugs, and the great order to which the bees and wasps belong.
"Butterflies Worth Knowing" by Clarence M. Weed

In poetry:

Such was the yarn he handed me,
Down there in Casey's Bar,
That Rooshun bug with the scrambled mug
From the land of the Commissar.
It may be true, I leave it you
To figger out how far.
"The Ballad Of Lenin's Tomb" by Robert W Service
I was sitting with my microscope, upon my parlor rug,
With a very heavy quarto and a very lively bug;
The true bug had been organized with only two antennae,
But the humbug in the copperplate would have them twice as many.
"Nux Postcoenatica" by Oliver Wendell Holmes

In news:

These true bugs have lace-like wings and backs.
Whether this is true or not, we still are in midst of a heavy love bug "season".