Asiatic beetle


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Asiatic beetle

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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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Noun1.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
Anomala, genus Anomala - genus of beetles whose grubs feed mainly on roots of plants; includes several pests of cultivated grasses
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We hear much about Japanese beetle grubs, but causing equal harm are oriental beetles, Asiatic beetles and the European chafer.