cereal leaf beetle

noun

: a small reddish-brown black-headed Old World chrysomelid beetle (Oulema melanopus) that feeds on cereal grasses and is a serious pest of U.S. grain crops

Examples of cereal leaf beetle in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For instance, Sanford Eigenbrode, a University of Idaho entomologist, projected the effects of warming temperatures on cereal leaf beetles and how that could affect wheat crops. Mark Rudin, idahostatesman, 26 Jan. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1962, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cereal leaf beetle was in 1962

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“Cereal leaf beetle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cereal%20leaf%20beetle. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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