grape colaspis

noun
grape co·​las·​pis | \ -kəˈlaspə̇s \

Definition of grape colaspis

: 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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History and Etymology for grape colaspis

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

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“Grape colaspis.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/grape%20colaspis. Accessed 15 December 2019.

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