from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A family of tetramerous herbivorous beetles, of the series Cyclica or Phytophaga, of the order Coleoptera, and typified by the genus Galeruca, now often merged in Chrysomelidæ. Also called Galerucæ (Latreille, 1802), Galerucida (Leach, 1815), Galerucitæ (Latreille, 1825), Galerucites (Newman, 1834), Galerucides (Westwood, 1839), and Galerucariæ (Shuckard, 1840).


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