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cereal leaf beetle

noun

Definition of cereal leaf beetle

  1. :  a small reddish-brown black-headed Old World chrysomelid beetle (Oulema melanopus) that feeds on cereal grasses and is a serious pest of United States grain crops



1962

First Known Use of cereal leaf beetle

1962


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