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(Animals) a Japanese scarabaeid beetle, Anomala orientalis, introduced into Hawaii and the northeastern US: a serious pest of sugar cane and cereal crops because it destroys the roots
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|Noun||1.||Asiatic beetle - introduced into United States from the Orient; larvae feed on roots of sugarcane and other grasses|
scarabaean, scarabaeid, scarabaeid beetle - any of numerous species of stout-bodied beetles having heads with horny spikes