leaf beetle definition

  • noun:
    • any one of very many brightly-coloured beetles, of this family members Chrysomelidae, that feed on plant leaves.
    • any beetle which nourishes upon leaves; esp., any types of your family Chrysomelidæ, because the potato beetle and helmet beetle.
    • A beetle associated with family members Chrysomelidæ, nearly all the people in that are leaf-feeders both as larvæ and as grownups.
    • certain leaf-beetles (and thus with leaf-cutters, root-borers, etc.) tend to be understood by some unique adjective or attribute prefixed, as bean leaf-beetle (‘leaf-beetle of this bean’). All these types of three-word names might be taken in addition as bean-leaf beetle (‘beetle of this bean-leaf’), etc.
    • brightly colored beetle that feeds on plant leaves; larvae infest roots and stems

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