alder flea beetle

noun

Definition of alder flea beetle

: a small metallic-colored beetle (Altica ambiens) feeding on alders and sometimes causing defoliation

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First Known Use of alder flea beetle

1887, in the meaning defined above

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“Alder flea beetle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alder%20flea%20beetle. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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