Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The popular name of sundry small true bugs or hemipterous insects which frequent the blossoms of flowering plants, as the species of Anthocoris. The insidious flower-bug, Anthocoris (Triphleps) insidiosus (Say), is often mistaken for the common chinch-bug, upon which it preys; it also feeds upon various gall-making plant-lice.
“He jumped from the griffin's back, fell into the foliage of a flower-bug bush, and scared up a swarm of flowerbugs.”
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