from The Century Dictionary.

  • In Latreille's system of classification, the sixth family of tetramerous Coleoptera; a group of phytophagous terrestrial beetles with mostly rounded bodies, whence the name, belonging to the modern group Phytophaga, and to such families as Cassididæ, Hispidæ, Chrysomelidæ, etc. The Cyclica were divided into three tribes, Cassidariæ, Chrysomelinæ, and Galerucitæ.


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