rose chafer

rose chafer

rose chafer ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. a tan scarabaeid beetle, Macrodactylus subspinosis, that feeds on the flowers and foliage of roses, grapes, peach trees, etc.

Origin of rose chafer First recorded in 1695–1705 Also called rose beetle. Examples from the Web for rose chafer Historical Examples of rose chafer

  • The Rose-chafer, the Common Cockchafer are but small deer for him.

    The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles

    Jean Henri Fabre

  • British Dictionary definitions for rose chafer rose chafer rose beetle noun

    1. a British scarabaeid beetle, Cetonia aurata, that has a greenish-golden body with a metallic lustre and feeds on plants

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