leaf beetle

Any of very many brightly-coloured beetles, of the family Chrysomelidae, that feed on plant leaves

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  • Leaf beetle — Leaf Leaf (l[=e]f), n.; pl. {Leaves} (l[=e]vz). [OE. leef, lef, leaf, AS. le[ a]f; akin to S. l[=o]f, OFries. laf, D. loof foliage, G. laub, OHG. loub leaf, foliage, Icel. lauf, Sw. l[ o]f, Dan. l[ o]v, Goth. laufs; cf. Lith. lapas. Cf. {Lodge}.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • leaf beetle — noun brightly colored beetle that feeds on plant leaves; larvae infest roots and stems • Syn: ↑chrysomelid • Hypernyms: ↑beetle • Hyponyms: ↑flea beetle, ↑Colorado potato beetle, ↑Colorado beetle, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • leaf beetle — noun a small beetle of a large group that are typically metallic in appearance and include some serious crop pests. [Family Chrysomelidae.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • leaf beetle — any of numerous, often brightly colored beetles of the family Chrysomelidae, that feed on the leaves of plants, the larvae of which infest the roots, stem, and leaves. [1850 55] * * * ▪ insect       any of approximately 25,000 species of beetles… …   Universalium

  • List of leaf beetle (Chrysomelidae) species recorded in Britain — The following is a list of the leaf beetles recorded in Britain. For other beetle families, see the parent article List of beetle species recorded in Britain.ubfamily Bruchinae* Bruchus affinis Spanish bean beetle * Bruchus atomarius * Bruchus… …   Wikipedia

  • Cereal leaf beetle — Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum …   Wikipedia

  • cereal leaf beetle — noun : a small reddish brown black headed Old World chrysomelid beetle (Oulema melanopus) that feeds on cereal grasses and is a serious pest of United States grain crops * * * an Old World leaf beetle, Oulema melanopus, introduced into North… …   Useful english dictionary

  • elm leaf beetle — noun : a small orange yellow black striped Old World chrysomelid beetle (Pyrrhalta luteola) that is long established in eastern No. America and is both as adult and larva a leaf eating pest on elm * * * a chrysomelid beetle, Galerucella luteola,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • elm leaf beetle — ☆ elm leaf beetle n. a beetle (Pyrrhalta luteola) that feeds on the leaves of elm trees while in both its larval and adult stages …   English World dictionary

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