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Noun: May beetle  mey'bee-t(u)l
  1. Any of various large usually brown North American leaf-eating beetles common in late spring; the larvae feed on roots of grasses etc.
    - June beetle, June bug, May bug
     
  2. Any of various large European beetles destructive to vegetation as both larvae and adult
    - cockchafer, May bug, Melolontha melolontha

Derived forms: May beetles

Type of: melolonthid beetle, scarabaean, scarabaeid, scarabaeid beetle

Part of: genus Melolontha, Melolontha

Encyclopedia: May beetle