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Definition of the noun Alticini

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Alticini is a tribe of Chrysomelidae, described by Newman in 1834.

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Google previewMonteverde (2000)

Ecology and Conservation of a Tropical Cloud Forest by Nalini M. Nadkarni, Nathaniel T. Wheelwright

Alticini is the largest tribe of Chrysomelidae and has been the most successful in colonizing cloud forests. We know of only two cases where all specimens come from above 1300 m ( Acrocytum dorsalis and Omophoeta albofasciata), whereas other cloud forest taxa can also be found at lower elevations. Examples include Macrohaltica, which are frequent defoliators of Gunnera (Gunneraceae); flightless Longitarsus, which occur in ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Science for Gardeners (2015)

6000 Scientific Terms Explored and Explained by Michael Allaby

flea beetles A tribe (Alticini) of leaf beetles (Chrysomelidae), black or metallic green or blue, 2–3 mm long, that have enlarged hind legs, enabling them to jump when disturbed. They feed on all members of the Brassicaceae as well as potatoes, corn (maize), and other crops, and some ornamental plants, making round depressions in the upper surface of leaves that sometimes penetrate the leaf ...

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Scrabble value of A1L1T1I1C3I1N1I1

The value of this 8-letter word is 10 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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