Say blister beetle

noun \ˈsā-\

Definition of Say blister beetle

  1. :  a blister beetle (Pomphopoea sayi) that is often destructive to apple and other fruit blossoms in parts of northern North America

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Origin and Etymology of say blister beetle

after Thomas Say †1834 American entomologist


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