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black beetle

n
1. (Animals) another name for the oriental cockroach. See cockroach
2. (Animals) NZ another name for Māori bug
References in classic literature ?
We shall have Cabinet Ministers running about the place like black beetles.
Just the same they got bumper crops, an' father's house-patch of tomatoes was eaten by the black beetles.
It was a large black beetle with formidable jaws -- a "pinchbug," he called it.
Pickwick, looking about him for fear he should tread on some overgrown black beetle, or dropsical spider.
Away up the side of the North Mountain his little pine-log shanty projected from its single pane of glass a long, thin beam of light, and looked not altogether unlike a black beetle fastened to the hillside with a bright new pin.
Trout were rising and taking black beetles, foam daddies and klinkhammer.
Paul Pratt from Chester-le-Street kept four for 21lb 7oz, including one of 15lb 7oz, on black beetles and bloodworms.
Stuart was also catching on Black Beetles on the top lake where it wasn't as windy.
Place newspapers under the pot, use a dining folk to scrape away the top in of soil, and if you do not expose one or more small black beetles, then separate the pot from the soil ball.
Indoor pest control for ants, black beetles, flies, larvae, rats, mice and wasps.
So she started her own soup kitchen and boarding house, but despite appearances to the contrary she had complete contempt for the people she was purporting to help and would put all sorts of horrible things like black beetles into their food to see how hungry they were.