elm leaf beetle

  1. a chrysomelid beetle, Galerucella luteola, of eastern North America, that feeds on the foliage of elm.

Origin of elm leaf beetle

An Americanism dating back to 1880–85

Words Nearby elm leaf beetle

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How to use elm leaf beetle in a sentence

  • The caterpillars hatch from their eggs, and the elm leaf beetle leaves its winter quarters at that time.

    Studies of Trees | Jacob Joshua Levison
  • Cedar-birds eat caterpillars and grubs, and are very fond of the elm-leaf beetle.

    The Children's Book of Birds | Olive Thorne Miller