[ lˈa͡ɪɡiːˌɪd], [ lˈaɪɡiːˌɪd], [ l_ˈaɪ_ɡ_iː__ˌɪ_d]
How to use "Lygaeid" in context?
The lygaeidae family of beetles is a large and diverse group, with over 12,000 known species. They are characterized by their long antennas, and vary in color and shape depending on the species. Many lygaeids are specialists on particular types of plant, feeding on the fluids and tissues of the plant. Some lygaeids are considered pests, feeding on cultivated plants or damaging natural ecosystems.
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