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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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|Noun||1.||June 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