elm leaf beetle

noun

Definition of elm leaf beetle

: a small yellow to greenish black-striped Old World chrysomelid beetle (Pyrrhalta luteola) that in the larval and adult stage is a leaf-eating pest of elms in eastern North America

First Known Use of elm leaf beetle

1881, in the meaning defined above

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“Elm leaf beetle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/elm%20leaf%20beetle. Accessed 9 Aug. 2020.

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