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Graptodera chalybea

Source : Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

Vine \Vine\, n. [F. vigne, L. vinea a vineyard, vine from vineus
   of or belonging to wine, vinum wine, grapes. See {Wine}, and
   cf. {Vignette}.] (Bot.)
      (a) Any woody climbing plant which bears grapes.
      (b) Hence, a climbing or trailing plant; the long, slender
          stem of any plant that trails on the ground, or climbs
          by winding round a fixed object, or by seizing
          anything with its tendrils, or claspers; a creeper;
          as, the hop vine; the bean vine; the vines of melons,
          squashes, pumpkins, and other cucurbitaceous plants.

                There shall be no grapes on the vine. --Jer.
                                                  viii. 13.

                And one went out into the field to gather herbs,
                and found a wild vine, and gathered thereof wild
                gourds.                           --2 Kings iv.

   {Vine apple} (Bot.), a small kind of squash. --Roger

   {Vine beetle} (Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of
      beetles which are injurious to the leaves or branches of
      the grapevine. Among the more important species are the
      grapevine fidia (see {Fidia}), the spotted {Pelidnota}
      (see {Rutilian}), the vine fleabeetle ({Graptodera
      chalybea}), the rose beetle (see under {Rose}), the vine
      weevil, and several species of {Colaspis} and {Anomala}.

   {Vine borer}. (Zo["o]l.)
      (a) Any one of several species of beetles whose larv[ae]
          bore in the wood or pith of the grapevine, especially
          {Sinoxylon basilare}, a small species the larva of
          which bores in the stems, and {Ampeloglypter
          sesostris}, a small reddish brown weevil (called also
          {vine weevil}), which produces knotlike galls on the
      (b) A clearwing moth ({[AE]geria polistiformis}), whose
          larva bores in the roots of the grapevine and is often

   {Vine dragon}, an old and fruitless branch of a vine. [Obs.]

   {Vine forester} (Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of
      moths belonging to {Alypia} and allied genera, whose
      larv[ae] feed on the leaves of the grapevine.

   {Vine fretter} (Zo["o]l.), a plant louse, esp. the phylloxera
      that injuries the grapevine.

   {Vine grub} (Zo["o]l.), any one of numerous species of insect
      larv[ae] that are injurious to the grapevine.

   {Vine hopper} (Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of leaf
      hoppers which suck the sap of the grapevine, especially
      {Erythroneura vitis}. See Illust. of {Grape hopper}, under

   {Vine inchworm} (Zo["o]l.), the larva of any species of
      geometrid moths which feed on the leaves of the grapevine,
      especially {Cidaria diversilineata}.

   {Vine-leaf rooer} (Zo["o]l.), a small moth ({Desmia
      maculalis}) whose larva makes a nest by rolling up the
      leaves of the grapevine. The moth is brownish black,
      spotted with white.

   {Vine louse} (Zo["o]l.), the phylloxera.

   {Vine mildew} (Bot.), a fungous growth which forms a white,
      delicate, cottony layer upon the leaves, young shoots, and
      fruit of the vine, causing brown spots upon the green
      parts, and finally a hardening and destruction of the
      vitality of the surface. The plant has been called {Oidium
      Tuckeri}, but is now thought to be the conidia-producing
      stage of an {Erysiphe}.

   {Vine of Sodom} (Bot.), a plant named in the Bible (--Deut.
      xxxii. 32), now thought to be identical with the apple of
      Sodom. See {Apple of Sodom}, under {Apple}.

   {Vine sawfly} (Zo["o]l.), a small black sawfiy ({Selandria
      vitis}) whose larva feeds upon the leaves of the
      grapevine. The larv[ae] stand side by side in clusters
      while feeding.

   {Vine slug} (Zo["o]l.), the larva of the vine sawfly.

   {Vine sorrel} (Bot.), a climbing plant ({Cissus acida})
      related to the grapevine, and having acid leaves. It is
      found in Florida and the West Indies.

   {Vine sphinx} (Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of hawk
      moths. The larv[ae] feed on grapevine leaves.

   {Vine weevil}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Vine borer}
      (a) above, and {Wound gall}, under {Wound}.

Flea-beetle \Flea"-bee`tle\, n. (Zo["o]l.)
   A small beetle of the family {Halticid[ae]}, of many species.
   They have strong posterior legs and leap like fleas. The
   turnip flea-beetle ({Phyllotreta vittata}) and that of the
   grapevine ({Graptodera chalybea}) are common injurious
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