grape colaspis

noun

grape co·​las·​pis
-kəˈlaspə̇s
: 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

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Grape colaspis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/grape%20colaspis. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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