Asiatic beetle

noun
introduced into United States from the Orient; larvae feed on roots of sugarcane and other grasses
Hypernyms: ↑scarabaeid beetle, ↑scarabaeid, ↑scarabaean
Member Holonyms: ↑Anomala, ↑genus Anomala

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noun
Usage: usually capitalized A

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