from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Any one of several members of the genus Leptoglossus, which see, with cut.
- noun One of many different heteropterous insects which suck the juices of plants.
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As we pursue our studies of insect growth and transformation we shall find that in some cases the difference between young and adult is much greater -- as for example between the maggot and the house-fly, in others far less -- as between the young and full-grown grasshopper or plant-bug.
There is the advantage of having earlier plants by this mode and perfect security against the plant-bug, which will repay for the additional cost of raising at least a portion of the plants needed for the crop, by this safe mode.
A Sketch of the Tobacco Interests In North Carolina. Being an Account of the Culture, Handling and Manufacture of the Staple; Together with Some Information Respecting the Principal Farmers, Manufacturing Establishments and Warehouses; with Statistics Exhibiting the Growth of Tobacco in the Western Counties, and Also in the Other Tobacco Producing Regions of the State, as Shown By Comparison of the Crop of 1880 with Those of Preceding Years