Definition of cockchafer in English:
A large brown European beetle which flies at dusk and is a destructive plant pest, both as an adult and a larva. Also called May bug.
- Melolontha melolontha, family Scarabaeidae
- What a pleasant change from the labourer's unvarying meal of bread, lard, and bacon would be a good dish of fried cockchafers or grasshoppers!
- At peak abundance, cockchafers reached densities of more than 50 individuals per meter of twig on some fruit trees and on shrubs.
Definition of cockchafer in:
- US English dictionary
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