Japanese beetle

NOUN
  1. small metallic green and brown beetle native to eastern Asia; serious plant pest in North America
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  • In the Midwest, cucumber beetles will arrive in August, posing the same problems for heartland rosarians as Japanese beetles do for most rosarians east of the Rockies.
  •   She thought there were Japanese beetles and aloed kneecaps. A Name That Hurt
  • In short, it may be your cat which is poisoned by the dieldrin aimed at the Japanese beetle.
  • The grubs that you see in the lawn are the larvae of Japanese beetles, June beetles, and chafers.
  • The Japanese beetle, the citrous scale, the chestnut blight, and the elm borer spread to every corner of the world, and from one forgotten pesthole in Borneo, leprosy, long imagined extinct, reappeared. The Stars My Destination
  • Friggin Japanese beetles, I love my rose, and they're eating it, even the flowers. Corrente
  • Urban bombardment: Further, Carson feared that as insects mutated into superbugs, general aerial spraying of insecticides would become an everyday event, as, in 1959, parts of Detroit were dusted from low-flying planes with aldrin, a broad toxic since banned, in an attempt to control the Japanese beetle. Averting A Death Foretold
  • Neither of them had a good word to say about the carpenter ant or the Japanese beetle, much less the curculio weevil. SOMETHING IN THE WATER
  • Japanese beetles have picked up sequences from a parasitic bacterium and microscopic aquatic creatures called bdelloid rotifers have collected genes from bacteria, fungi and plants. Signs of the Times
  • Little leaf lindens will certainly be defoliated if Japanese beetles are in the area.
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