cottonwood leaf beetle

noun

Definition of cottonwood leaf beetle

: an oval yellowish or reddish black-marked beetle (Chrysomela scripta) having a dusky blackish larva that feeds on and defoliates cottonwood

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“Cottonwood leaf beetle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cottonwood%20leaf%20beetle. Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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