Definition of oil beetle in English:

oil beetle

Syllabification: oil bee·tle


  • A slow-moving flightless beetle that releases a foul-smelling oily secretion when disturbed. The larvae develop as parasites in the nests of solitary bees.
    • Meloe and other genera, family Meloidae

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