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elm leaf beetle

a chrysomelid beetle, Galerucella luteola, of eastern North America, that feeds on the foliage of elm.
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An Americanism dating back to 1880-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The caterpillars hatch from their eggs, and the elm leaf beetle leaves its winter quarters at that time.

    Studies of Trees Jacob Joshua Levison

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