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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  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