from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Achrysomelid beetle, the notorious Doryphora decemlineata, which up to 1855 or 1856 lived in the Rocky Mountain region, feeding upon the wild Solanum rostratum, but which, as the cultivated potato reached its habitat, increased enormously and began to spread to the east.
- n. A meloid beetle, Epicauta vittata. Also called the old-fashioned potato-beetle.
Sorry, no etymologies found.