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- n. Alternative spelling of leaf beetle.
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Elm leaves injured by the "imported elm-tree leaf-beetle," a chewing insect 119 68.
The last three feed also on the southern corn leaf-beetle and the last two upon the grapevine colaspis.
The larva of the three-lined leaf-beetle may be distinguished from all other insects which prey upon the potato by its habit of covering itself with its own excrement.