Capricorn beetle

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(Zool.) any beetle of the family Carambucidæ; one of the long-horned beetles. The larvæ usually bore into the wood or bark of trees and shrubs and are often destructive. See Girdler, Pruner.

See also: Capricorn

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Study on selecting new type of insecticide by the new technique of injecting trunk strongly for controlling adults of Capricorn beetle. J.
Clever Shaima, constantly taking notes, along with her friend Ramzi Ramadan work together to help improve the romantic life of Auntie Urooj, a world famous insectologist who is trying to save the long-horned capricorn beetle but who is lacking a romantic partner.
A GIANT Capricorn Beetle - classified as extinct in the UK - has been re-homed at the Stratford Butterfly Farm after accidentally being imported into the country in a shipment of wood.
Also known as the Capricorn beetle, it is not native to the UK and, although it can be found in Mediterranean countries, it is recognised as a threatened species.
The capricorn beetle, measuring 1.4in (3.5cm) long was found by a passer-by on an industrial estate near Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire.
Only last June another species - the less sweet but, instead, quite arresting looking Capricorn beetle (think more Tom Baker than Peter Kay) - made a comeback here after being awol for 300 years.
A GIANT 2.6in Capricorn beetle turned up at Foothold furniture restorers in Llanelli, South Wales, 300 years after it was thought to be extinct.
Sublime inspirations of science, astounding inconsequences of stupidity, are alike its portion." He described the grub of the Capricorn beetle as "a bit of intestine that crawls about." However, he acknowledged that "this nothing-at-all is capable of marvelous acts of foresight; this belly, which knows hardly aught of the present, sees very clearly into the future."
Jeff Lambert with the rare Mediterranean Capricorn beetle, Morimus Asper
The capricorn beetle has gone on show at the Stratford Butterfly Farm after a curious member of the public picked it up off the pavement and handed it in to environmental officers.
In June, the rare giant capricorn beetle was found on an oak timber at a workshop in Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, by carpenter Ben Perrott.