chrysomelid [kris-uh-mel-id, -mee-lid] ExamplesWord Origin noun
- any beetle of the family Chrysomelidae, comprising the leaf beetles.
- belonging or pertaining to the family Chrysomelidae.
Origin of chrysomelid 1920–25; New Latin Chrysomelidae name of the family, equivalent to Chrysomel(a) a genus (feminine derivative of Greek chrȳsómēlon quince, equivalent to chrȳso-+ mêlon apple; see ) + -idae Examples from the Web for chrysomelid Historical Examples of chrysomelid
He may, however, refer to some species of the Gold-beetles—Chrysomelid, next mentioned.
The Chrysomelid are other phytophagous insects, dressed in the brightest colours, having short and thick-set bodies.
These cushions are particularly conspicuous in the beautiful tribe of plant-beetles (Chrysomelid).