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|Noun||1.||scarabaeid beetle - any of numerous species of stout-bodied beetles having heads with horny spikes|
lamellicorn beetle - beetle having antennae with hard platelike terminal segments
dung beetle - any of numerous beetles that roll balls of dung on which they feed and in which they lay eggs
June beetle, June bug, May beetle, May bug - any of various large usually brown North American leaf-eating beetles common in late spring; the larvae feed on roots of grasses etc.
Japanese beetle, Popillia japonica - small metallic green and brown beetle native to eastern Asia; serious plant pest in North America
Anomala orientalis, Asiatic beetle, Oriental beetle - introduced into United States from the Orient; larvae feed on roots of sugarcane and other grasses
rhinoceros beetle - any of various large chiefly tropical beetles having horns on the head; pest on coconuts
melolonthid beetle - any of various beetles of the family (or subfamily) Melolonthidae