May beetle definition

  • noun:
    • anyone of various species of huge lamellicorn beetles that come in the winged condition in-may. They are part of Melolontha, and allied genera. Called in addition June beetle.
    • A cockchafer, Melolontha vulgaris. In addition May-bug, May-chafer.
    • A June-bug, Lachnosterna fusca, or other types of similar genus. See slices under dor-bug and June-bug.
    • any one of numerous big European beetles destructive to plant life as both larvae and person
    • some of various huge usually brown us leaf-eating beetles typical in late springtime; the larvae prey on roots of grasses etc.

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