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leaf beetle

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(Animals) any of a large family of beetles (Chrysomelidae) that includes more than 25,000 species, mostly leaf feeders and mostly brightly coloured, with a metallic sheen. It includes the notorious Colorado beetle, the bloody-nosed beetle and the flea beetles (Phyllotreta species) which attack young cabbage plants
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Noun1.leaf beetle - brightly colored beetle that feeds on plant leavesleaf beetle - brightly colored beetle that feeds on plant leaves; larvae infest roots and stems
beetle - insect having biting mouthparts and front wings modified to form horny covers overlying the membranous rear wings
flea beetle - any small leaf beetle having enlarged hind legs and capable of jumping
Colorado beetle, Colorado potato beetle, Leptinotarsa decemlineata, potato beetle, potato bug - black-and-yellow beetle that feeds in adult and larval stages on potato leaves; originally of eastern Rocky Mountains; now worldwide
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My work on leaf beetles is funded by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research through the Network Project on Insect Systematics.
As poplar leaf beetles are important pests, the results may also pave the way for timely development of sustainable pest management in forestry.
Similarly, the extracts from the California pepper tree has a suppressive effect on the adults of elm leaf beetles by killing about 97% of their population at a concentration of the 4.
Scarabs (Scarabaeidae), blister beetles (Meloidae), leaf beetles (Chrysomelidae), and weevils (Curculionidae) are among the species that are particularly fond of leafy foliage and will strip leaves of their tissues or completely defoliate plants.
Baker SC, Elek JA, Bashford R, Paterson SC, Madden J and Battaglia M (2003) Inundative release of coccinellid beetles into eucalypt plantations for biological control of chrysomelid leaf beetles.
Some of the most conspicuous of these insects are leaf beetles of the genus Trirhabda (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae), which are specialist folivores of S.
Density-dependent processes in leaf beetles feeding on purple loosestrife: Aggregative behavior affecting individual growth rates.
My baseline assessment of existing assemblages of rodents will allow resource managers an opportunity to assess and evaluate the effects of leaf beetles upon plants and animals of this region in the future (J.
Leaf beetles are, with few exceptions, phytophagous and are often monophagous or oligophagous, specialized on different plant organs and/or species.
11 Controlled by two leaf beetles and two weevils (6, 11)
Very few cereal leaf beetles survived after eating leaves from endophyte-infected wild tall fescue (Lolium arundinaceum) accessions originating from North Africa and stored at WRPIS.
In 2004, with approval from the USDA, Grand County, Utah (which includes part of Canyonlands), released leaf beetles at several sites along the Colorado River, upstream of the park boundary.