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oriental beetle

noun
1.
a scarab beetle, Anomala orientalis, introduced into the U.S. from the Orient, the larvae of which feed on the roots of sugarcane and other grasses.
Also called Asiatic beetle.
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  • The life history is similar to that of the oriental beetle, but adults fly more and are attracted to lights.
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  • The life history is similar to that of the oriental beetle, but adults fly at night and are attracted to lights.

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