Definition of Japanese beetle in English:

Japanese beetle

Syllabification: Jap·a·nese bee·tle

noun

  • A metallic green and copper chafer that is a pest of fruit and foliage as an adult and of grass roots as a larva. It is native to Japan but has spread elsewhere.
    • Popillia japonica, family Scarabaeidae
    More example sentences
    • Adult Japanese beetles have a metallic green head and thorax with coppery brown wing covers and five tufts of white hair on each side of the abdomen.
    • The grubs that you see in the lawn are the larvae of Japanese beetles, June beetles, and chafers.
    • State and federal government agencies blanketed neighborhoods with poisons in an attempt to eradicate pests like gypsy moths and Japanese beetles.

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