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bark beetle a small weevil, the adults and larvae of which burrow under the bark of conifers and other trees to feed on the inner bark, often causing great damage.
beetle-browed having eyebrows that are bushy or joined together. [2 definitions]
bombardier beetle any of several beetles that spray an acrid, irritating fluid from the abdomen as a method of self-defense.
carpet beetle any of several small beetles whose larvae feed on and damage furs and woolens.
click beetle any of several related beetles that are able to spring into an upright position from being on their backs, and that make a clicking sound when so springing.
Colorado beetle a black and yellow beetle that eats potatoes and other plants.
dung beetle any of various beetles that feed on and breed in dung; scarab.
ground beetle any of numerous, usu. dark beetles that are often found under rocks, fallen logs, or debris and that feed on other insects.
Japanese beetle a shiny green and brown beetle, originally from Asia, that eats the leaves, fruits, flowers, and roots of plants.
potato beetle a small black and yellow beetle that is harmful to potatoes and other crops; Colorado beetle.
snout beetle any of several weevils having an elongated snout.
stag beetle any of numerous large beetles, the males of which have long, antlerlike mandibles.
tiger beetle any of numerous usu. bright-colored active beetles that prey on other insects.
water beetle any of various aquatic beetles, characterized by a smooth oval body and flattened or fringed hind legs adapted for swimming.
whirligig beetle any of numerous beetles that dart about in circles on the surfaces of ponds, streams, and the like.