flea beetleflea beetle
any of a number of small jumping beetles (family Chrysomelidae) that feed chiefly on leaves and shoots of plants
Any of various small chrysomelid beetles of the tribe Alticini that have large hind legs which enable them to jump long distances and that feed on ornamental plants, crops, and weeds.
(plural flea beetles)
- Any of the small jumping beetles of the leaf beetle family.