elm leaf beetle


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

Origin of elm leaf beetle

1
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