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.

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

flea′ bee`tle


n.
any of numerous tiny leaf beetles of the subfamily Alticinae, having enlarged hind legs adapted for jumping.
[1835–45]
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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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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.
Diversity of Alticinae (Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae) in Kasnak Oak Forest Nature Reserve, Isparta, Turkey.
purpurea son danadas por varios herbivoros como lepidopteros y ortopteros (RAUSHER & SIMMS, 1989), coleopteros de las familias Alticinae, Chrysomelidae (JONES et al.