cereal leaf beetle


Definition of cereal leaf beetle

: 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

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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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First Known Use of cereal leaf beetle

1962, in the meaning defined above

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“Cereal leaf beetle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cereal%20leaf%20beetle. Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.

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