chrys·o·mel·id (krĭs′ə-mĕlĭd, -mēlĭd)
Any of various plant-eating beetles of the family Chrysomelidae, which includes the Colorado potato beetle.
[From New Latin Chrȳsomēlidae, family name, from Chrȳsomēla, type genus, from Greek khrūsomēlon, quince (literally, “golden apple,” the genus being so named by Carl Linnaeus in reference to the beetles' striking coloration and stout, rounded shape) : khrūso-, chryso- + mēlon, apple.]
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