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  • noun Plural form of plataspid.


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  • In test plots around Athens, Ga., the plataspids, which are about the size of a pencil eraser, reduced growth by about one-third, compared with plots where no bugs were present, Gardner says.

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  • The plataspids, beetles native to Asia, were first discovered in America in 2009 in suburban Atlanta.

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