Definition of chrysomelid in English:

chrysomelid

Line breaks: chryso|mel¦id
Pronunciation: /ˌkrɪsə(ʊ)ˈmɛlɪd
 
, -ˈmiːlɪd/

noun

Entomology
  • A beetle of a family (Chrysomelidae) that comprises the leaf beetles and their relatives.
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    • This is consistent with recent studies on chrysomelid beetles and ichneumonoid Hymenoptera and may reflect a highly conserved structure across Holometabola.
    • Larvae of the chrysomelid, Blepharida schlechtendalii, bite the midrib of Bursera schlechtendalii to stop the flow of resins going to the leaf.
    • It was also in August that the first chrysomelids were found in France, around the Paris-area airports at Roissy, Orly, and Le Bourget, where the authorities had installed pheromone traps.

Origin

late 19th century: from modern Latin Chrysomelidae (plural), from Chrysomela (genus name), from Greek khrusomēlon, literally 'golden apple', influenced by khrusomēlolonthion 'little golden chafer'.

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