hornbug definition

  • noun:
    • a sizable nocturnal beetle of genus Lucanus, with long, curved top jaws resembling a sickle, and whose grubs are located in trunks of old trees.
    • A large nocturnal beetle regarding the genus Lucanus (as Lucanus capreolus, and Lucanus dama), having lengthy, curved upper jaws, resembling a sickle. The grubs are observed into the trunks of old trees.
    • a rather typical united states beetle, Passalus cornutus, associated with household Lucanid√¶, of large-size, elongate type, and shining black color with pitch-black legs, the elytra suleate with regularly impressed outlines of punctures, while the head armed with a stout curved horn.

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