Definition of gold beetle in English:

gold beetle

Syllabification: gold bee·tle
(also goldbug)


North American
  • A leaf beetle with metallic gold coloration.
    • Several species in the family Chrysomelidae, in particular Metriona bicolor
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    • They are sometimes called gold beetles because of the metallic sheen produced by their carapace.
    • Relatives of the tropical gold beetles, such as the green and silver-striped scarab known as Plusiotis gloriosa, are found here in North America.
    • A couple of those Rivenese gold beetles ought to tell for sure.

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