elm leaf beetle


noun

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

Nearby words

  1. ellás,
  2. elm,
  3. elm bark beetle,
  4. elm blight,
  5. elm family,
  6. elman,
  7. elman, mischa,
  8. elmer,
  9. elmer gantry,
  10. elmhurst

Origin of elm leaf beetle

An Americanism dating back to 1880–85

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