June beetle definition

  • noun:
    • any one of different large us scarabaeid beetles regarding the subfamily Melolonthinae, appearing in late springtime and having larvae being destructive to vegetation. Also referred to as Summer bug, May beetle.
    • any one of several types of large brown beetles of this genus Lachnosterna and relevant genera; -- so named simply because they begin to fly, in the north united states of america, concerning the firstly Summer. The larvæ of the Summer beetles live under surface, and feed upon the origins of grasses along with other flowers. Known as also may-bug or might beetle.
    • Same as June-bug.
    • any of numerous big typically brown us leaf-eating beetles typical in late spring; the larvae feast upon origins of grasses etc.

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