Cryptolaemus

noun Cryp·to·lae·mus \ˌkriptəˈlēməs\

Definition of Cryptolaemus

  1. :  a genus of small predacious coccinellid beetles including an Australian species (C. montrouzieri) that has been widely introduced to control mealybug infestations on citrus

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Origin and Etymology of cryptolaemus

New Latin, from crypt- + -laemus (from Greek laimos throat, gullet)


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