June beetle


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June beetle

n.
Any of various large, chiefly brownish scarab beetles of the subfamily Melolonthinae, having leaf-feeding adults that emerge in the spring and larvae that damage the roots of grasses and other plants. Also called June bug, May beetle.
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Noun1.June beetle - any of various large usually brown North American leaf-eating beetles common in late springJune beetle - any of various large usually brown North American leaf-eating beetles common in late spring; the larvae feed on roots of grasses etc.
scarabaean, scarabaeid, scarabaeid beetle - any of numerous species of stout-bodied beetles having heads with horny spikes
figeater, green June beetle - large greenish June beetle of southern United States
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The project is aimed it replenishing the natural beauty of the land, but also to provide habitats for two endangered species, the Zayante band-winged grasshopper and the Mount Herman June beetle.
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Pests affecting lilies include aphids, slugs, thrips, spider mites, weevils, June beetle larvae and the lily beetle.