grape colaspis

noun grape co·las·pis \-kəˈlaspə̇s\

Definition of grape colaspis

  1. :  a small pale brown elliptical leaf beetle (Colaspis flavida or a closely related form) whose larva is a short-legged grub that feeds on the roots of many cultivated plants and is sometimes especially destructive to soybeans and corn planted after clover —called also clover rootworm

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Origin and Etymology of grape colaspis

New Latin Colaspis, genus of leaf beetles, from 2col- + -aspis


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