Definition of Leaf beetle

1. Noun. Brightly colored beetle that feeds on plant leaves; larvae infest roots and stems.




Definition of Leaf beetle

1. Noun. Any of very many brightly-coloured beetles, of the family ''Chrysomelidae'', that feed on plant leaves. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Leaf Beetle

leaf-nosed bat
leaf-nosed snake
leaf-peeper
leaf-peepers
leaf-raking
leaf-roller
leaf-rolling
leaf-scale
leaf-silver
leaf-spot
leaf-spring
leaf-storm
leaf-warbler
leaf-worm
leaf beet
leaf beetle (current term)
leaf beetles
leaf blade
leaf blight
leaf blower
leaf blowers
leaf bud
leaf bug
leaf cacti
leaf cactus
leaf cast
leaf casting
leaf curl
leaf cutter
leaf disease

Literary usage of Leaf beetle

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1. Animal Communities in Temperate America: As Illustrated in the Chicago by Victor Ernest Shelford (1913)
"Dock curculio Leaf-beetle Beetle (Erotylidae) Beetle (Erotylidae) •Beetle 'Grapevine beetle •Milkweed leaf-beetle Ground beetle Oak-pruning twig-borer. ..."

2. A Manual of Forestry by William Schlich (1907)
"Some species are very injurious, both the imago and larva eating the leaves of broadleaved trees. 1. Chrysomela populi, L. (Red Poplar-leaf Beetle). a. ..."

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