flea beetle(redirected from Alticinae)
Also found in: Thesaurus.
Related to Alticinae: Alticini
Any of various small chrysomelid beetles of the tribe Alticini that have large hind legs which enable them to jump long distances and that feed on ornamental plants, crops, and weeds.
(Animals) any small common beetle of the genera Phyllotreta, Chalcoides, etc, having enlarged hind legs and capable of jumping: family Chrysomelidae. The larvae of many species are very destructive to turnips and other cruciferous vegetables
any of numerous tiny leaf beetles of the subfamily Alticinae, having enlarged hind legs adapted for jumping.