spotted cucumber beetle
noun Date: 1923 a rather slender greenish-yellow beetle (Diabrotica undecimpunctata howardi) that feeds as an adult on various ornamental and crop plants and is a vector of wilt disease especially of cucumbers and melons

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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