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flower beetle

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Definition of flower beetle in English:

noun

Any of a number of beetles that frequent flowers, in particular:
  • An elongated beetle with soft wing cases (chiefly of the family Melyridae).A day-flying chafer (family Scarabaeidae).A small dark beetle that frequently occurs in large numbers (family Nitidulidae).
Example sentences
  • The giant beetle is compared with a minute flower beetle enclosed in a red circle.
  • I guess it will be a tricky one to ID beyond being a flower beetle.
  • Biological control agents (a defoliating moth, a seed head weevil, and a flower beetle) provide from fair to good control of yellow toadflax.

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