Definition of bloody-nosed beetle in English:

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bloody-nosed beetle

noun

A large black leaf beetle which exudes a red liquid from its mouth and leg joints when disturbed.
  • Genus Timarcha, family Chrysomelidae.
Example sentences
  • The larvae of the bloody-nosed beetle are soft and slug like and are metallic black in colour.
  • Herbivores include some of the largest animals on earth, like the African elephant and the giraffe to some of the smallest, such as the bloody-nosed beetle and termite.
  • There are also several types of bees and wasps, including wood wasps, and a number of interesting beetles such as the soldier beetle, the bloody-nosed beetle and the cardinal beetle.

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