Leptinotarsa

noun

Lep·​ti·​no·​tar·​sa
ˌleptənōˈtärsə
: a genus of beetles of the family Chrysomelidae containing the Colorado potato beetle

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from lept- + -ino- (from -inus -ine) + -tarsa (from tarsus)

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“Leptinotarsa.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Leptinotarsa. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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