• Definition for "bee beetle"
    • a beetle (Trichodes apiarius) parasitic in beehives.
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bee beetle definition

  • noun:
    • a beetle (Trichodes apiarius) parasitic in beehives.
    • A European beetle, Trichodes apiarius, associated with the family Cleridæ, red and blue in color, which ruins the larvæ of honey-bee. Various other types of the same genus live in the nests of crazy bees.
    • European beetle; infests beehives
    • a beetle (Trichodes apiarius) parasitic in beehives.
    • A European beetle, Trichodes apiarius, of this family Cleridæ, red and blue in color, which damages the larvæ of honey-bee. Other species of similar genus live-in the nests of crazy bees.
    • European beetle; infests beehives
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