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Lygaeidae


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(order Hemiptera, suborder Heteroptera)

Family of bugs, many of which feed on ripe seeds, whereas others (e.g. the N. American chinch bug) destroy the shoots of grasses. Some are predators. Most species live on the surface of the ground and many are flightless. There are about 2000 species, distributed world-wide.

Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences.


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