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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
1880-1885
1880-85, Americanism
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  • The caterpillars hatch from their eggs, and the elm leaf beetle leaves its winter quarters at that time.

    Studies of Trees Jacob Joshua Levison

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