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garden chafer

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Definition of garden chafer in English:


A small brown and metallic-green chafer which sometimes swarms in sunshine and may damage pasture and fruit crops. Also called June bug.
  • Phyllopertha horticola, family Scarabaeidae
Example sentences
  • Additionally, research of alternative methods of combating garden chafer grubs is taking place.
  • What you've probably got are the larvae of Chafer beetles, usually either cockchafers or garden chafers.
  • The mechanism of the control of absorption is being studied in the egg of the garden chafer.

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