Flower beetle

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(Zool.) any beetle which feeds upon flowers, esp. any one of numerous small species of the genus Meligethes, family Nitidulidæ, some of which are injurious to crops.

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Hirotaka Sato and his colleagues at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore inserted electrodes into flower beetles (Mecynorrhina torquata) to stimulate specific leg muscle groups.
Engineers attached electrodes and tiny backpacks to 3in-long giant flower beetles.
Experts attached tiny radio receiver backpacks and electrodes to giant flower beetles.
Lithurge echinocacti, Ashmeadiella opuntiae, Svastra duplocincta) are more effective pollinators than other common floral visitors such as ants, flower beetles (Carphophilus spp.
An annotated checklist of Wisconsin sap and short-winged flower beetles (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae, Kateretidae).
Some authors [23, 24] consider thrips (Megalurothrips sjostedti) (Trybon) and flower beetles as some of the major insect pests of economic importance on cowpea.
It seems that researchers at the University of California have developed a backpack for giant flower beetles.