flea beetle

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flea beetle

n.
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.
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flea beetle

n
(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
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flea′ bee`tle


n.
any of numerous tiny leaf beetles of the subfamily Alticinae, having enlarged hind legs adapted for jumping.
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Noun1.flea beetle - any small leaf beetle having enlarged hind legs and capable of jumpingflea beetle - any small leaf beetle having enlarged hind legs and capable of jumping
chrysomelid, leaf beetle - brightly colored beetle that feeds on plant leaves; larvae infest roots and stems
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References in periodicals archive ?
Flea beetles (Chrysomelidae: Alticinae) species occurring on Amaranthus spp.
Chrysomelidae Diabrotica balteata (LaConte) Chrysomelidae: Alticinae Species 1 Chrysomelidae: Doryphorinae Species 2 Coccinellidae Cycloneda emarginata (Mulsant) Species 1 Species 2 Curculionidae: Entiminae Species 1 Curculionidae Species 1 Melyridae: Dasytinae Species 1 Species 2 Melyridae: Malachiinae Species 1 Species 2 Scarabaeidae: Dynastinae Cyclocephala lunulata Burmeister Coleoptera: Staphylinidae Species 1 Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae Species 1 Species 2 Diptera Anthomyiidae Species 1 Asilidae Cophura sp.
Molecular systematic of Blepharida beetles (Chrysomelidae: Alticinae) and relatives.
purpurea son danadas por varios herbivoros como lepidopteros y ortopteros (RAUSHER & SIMMS, 1989), coleopteros de las familias Alticinae, Chrysomelidae (JONES et al., 1978; ROSENTHAL, 1985), Curculionidae y otras larvas de lepidopteros (TIFFIN & RAUSHER, 1999).
recurvatum was found, plants were visited by five species of beetles, namely Cantharis sp., one species of Alticinae (Glyptina spuria LeConte?), Chalepus scapularis Olivier, Cymatadora bicolor Say and Homeotarsus pallipes Gravenhourst.
Furthermore, many chysomelid beetles, whether placed in the Alticinae or Galerucinae in the literature, are known to possess defense glands in the adult stage.
On the structure and function of the female genitalia in flea beetles (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Alticinae).
Chromosomal variability and evolution of Chrysomelidae (Coleoptera) particularly that of Chrysomelinae and Palearctic Alticinae. Entomography 3:403-426.
Revision of the Palearctic species of Aphthona Chevrolat and cladistic classification of the Aphthonini (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Alticinae).