Definition of flea beetle in English:

flea beetle

Syllabification: flea bee·tle


  • A small jumping leaf beetle that can be a pest of plants such as crucifers.
    • Phyllotreta and other genera, family Chrysomelidae
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    • Iowa State University also includes a discussion of the flea beetle at their Integrated Crop Management Web site.
    • When you see a small black beetle jumping off your plants when you approach you might be tempted to call it a flea beetle.
    • The corn flea beetle feeds directly on corn and is a vector of the Stewart's wilt bacterium.

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