Flower beetle

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(Zool.) any beetle which feeds upon flowers, esp. any one of numerous small species of the genus Meligethes, family Nitidulidæ, some of which are injurious to crops.

See also: Flower

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PEN PAL: Curator Paul Pearce peers at an African flower beetle as he conducts his head count Picture: HELEN ATKINSON
Some authors [23, 24] consider thrips (Megalurothrips sjostedti) (Trybon) and flower beetles as some of the major insect pests of economic importance on cowpea.