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Noun1.Melolontha - a genus of MelolonthidaeMelolontha - a genus of Melolonthidae    
arthropod genus - a genus of arthropods
Melolonthidae, subfamily Melolonthidae - considered a separate family in some classification systems
cockchafer, May beetle, May bug, Melolontha melolontha - any of various large European beetles destructive to vegetation as both larvae and adult
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Bacterial isolates from Palomena prasina (Hemiptera: Melolontha, Coleoptera : Scarabaeidae).
The rare forest chafer beetle, Melolontha hippocastani, was found at White Park Bay, Co Antrim, during the biggest survey yet of nature on the UK's coast.
Johann Georg Krunitz feared for the moral corruption of the young, whose games included breaking the legs of European cockchafers (Melolontha melolontha) and stabbing needles through their bodies.
(1997) recorded maximum genetic similarity among Beauveria brongniartii from Melolontha spp.
Some insect have moved from "pests" to "delicacy", such as the cockchafer bug (Melolontha melolontha) whose grubs feed on plant roots such as potato, but which can be made into a soup considered delicious in France, Germany and some other European countries.
The striking exception is quite recent taxonomic contribution on Melolontha of Pakistan (Keith and Saltin, 2012).
Endrodi (1966) reconocio este conjunto de taxones como una familia diferente, hermana de Scarabaeidae-Laparosticti, y eligio como genero tipo a Melolontha Fabricius, 1775 que dio nombre a la familia Melolonthidae.
Melolontha melolontha (F.), Omaloplia spireae (Pallas) and Popillia japonica Newman, damage leaves of a variety of plants in Asia and Europe (Fulcher et al.
Para este grupo se han identificado y utilizado las feromonas sexuales de algunas especies (Romero-Lopez et al., 2005a), sobre todo de los generos Paranomala (Leal, 1998), Melolontha (Ruther et al., 2002b) y Phyllophaga (Robbins et al., 2006), con resultados alentadores en lo que a captura y monitoreo de poblaciones se refiere.