from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A genus of Chrysomelidæ or leaf-beetles. The prothorax is cylindrical, not margined at the sides; there are distinct postocular lobes; the prosternal sutures are obsolete; and the femora are not toothed. A few species inhabit North America. F. viticida (Walsh) is about 6 millimeters long, chestnut-brown, and densely covered with short whitish hair; it is very injurious to grape-vines, upon the foliage of which it feeds.
- noun A member of this grenus.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Zoöl.) A genus of small beetles, of which one species (the grapevine Fidia,
F. longipes) is very injurious to vines in America.
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