rose chafer


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rose chafer

n.
Either of two scarab beetles, Macrodactylus subspinosus of North America or Cetonia aurata of Europe, that cause damage to the roots, leaves, and blossoms of roses, grapes, and other plants. Also called rose beetle, rose bug.

rose chafer

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rose beetle

n
(Animals) a British scarabaeid beetle, Cetonia aurata, that has a greenish-golden body with a metallic lustre and feeds on plants

rose′ chaf`er


n.
a tan beetle, Macrodactylus subspinosus, that feeds on the flowers and foliage of roses, grapes, peach trees, etc. Also called rose′ bee`tle.
[1695–1705]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rose chafer - a common metallic green European beetle: larvae feed on plant roots and adults on leaves and flowers of e.g. rosesrose chafer - a common metallic green European beetle: larvae feed on plant roots and adults on leaves and flowers of e.g. roses
scarabaean, scarabaeid, scarabaeid beetle - any of numerous species of stout-bodied beetles having heads with horny spikes
Cetonia, genus Cetonia - a genus of Cetoniidae
2.rose chafer - common North American beetle: larvae feed on roots and adults on leaves and flowers of e.g. rose bushes or apple trees or grape vinesrose chafer - common North American beetle: larvae feed on roots and adults on leaves and flowers of e.g. rose bushes or apple trees or grape vines
melolonthid beetle - any of various beetles of the family (or subfamily) Melolonthidae
genus Macrodactylus, Macrodactylus - a genus of Melolonthidae
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Effect of soil moisture and soil texture on oviposition by Japanese beetle and rose chafer (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae).
The smaller species include the Garden Chafer, the Summer Chafer, the Brown Chafer, the Rose Chafer and the Welsh Chafer but some are beneficial insects, eating rotting vegetation and dead wood.
The team found that stridulation patterns produced by stag beetle larvae are very different from other species likely to live nearby, such as the rose chafer (Cetonia aurata) and the lesser stag beetle (Dorcus parallelipipedus).