chrysomelid

Definitions of chrysomelid
  1. noun
    brightly colored beetle that feeds on plant leaves; larvae infest roots and stems
    synonyms: leaf beetle
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    types:
    flea beetle
    any small leaf beetle having enlarged hind legs and capable of jumping
    Colorado beetle, Colorado potato beetle, Leptinotarsa decemlineata, potato beetle, potato bug
    black-and-yellow beetle that feeds in adult and larval stages on potato leaves; originally of eastern Rocky Mountains; now worldwide
    type of:
    beetle
    insect having biting mouthparts and front wings modified to form horny covers overlying the membranous rear wings
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