: 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

Word History


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

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“Phyllotreta.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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