Skip to definition.
Get the FREE one-click dictionary software for Windows or the iPhone/iPad and Android apps

Noun: May bug
  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 [N. Amer], June bug, May beetle
  2. Any of various large European beetles destructive to vegetation as both larvae and adult
    - cockchafer, May beetle, Melolontha melolontha

Derived forms: May bugs

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

Part of: genus Melolontha, Melolontha

Encyclopedia: May bug