Phyllotreta

noun Phyl·lo·tre·ta \ ˌfilə‧ˈtrētə \

Definition of Phyllotreta

: a genus of chrysomelid beetles that includes flea beetles which are serious pests on garden plants and which transmit a mosaic disease to cabbage and other plants of the genus Brassica

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Origin and Etymology of phyllotreta

New Latin, from phyll- + -treta (from Greek trētos perforated, from tetrainein to perforate, pierce)


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