asiatic-beetle

Asiatic beetle

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oriental beetle

noun
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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Asiatic beetle
 
n
a Japanese scarabaeid beetle, Anomala orientalis, introduced into Hawaii and the northeastern US: a serious pest of sugar cane and cereal crops because it destroys the roots

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