scarabaeid beetle

Definitions of scarabaeid beetle
  1. noun
    any of numerous species of stout-bodied beetles having heads with horny spikes
    synonyms: scarabaean, scarabaeid
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    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
    Cetonia aurata, rose beetle, rose chafer
    a common metallic green European beetle: larvae feed on plant roots and adults on leaves and flowers of e.g. roses
    Scarabaeus sacer, scarab, scarabaeus
    scarabaeid beetle considered divine by ancient Egyptians
    tumblebug
    any of various dung beetles
    dorbeetle
    Old World dung beetle that flies with a droning sound
    figeater, green June beetle
    large greenish June beetle of southern United States
    May beetle, May bug, Melolontha melolontha, cockchafer
    any of various large European beetles destructive to vegetation as both larvae and adult
    Macrodactylus subspinosus, rose bug, rose chafer
    common North American beetle: larvae feed on roots and adults on leaves and flowers of e.g. rose bushes or apple trees or grape vines
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    lamellicorn beetle
    beetle having antennae with hard platelike terminal segments
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