: a genus of small leaf-eating beetles (family Chrysomelidae) that have been extensively used in biological control of Klamath weed and other species of Hypericum

Word History


New Latin, modification of Greek chrysolinon gold thread, from chrys- + linon cord, thread, flax

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“Chrysolina.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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