1. [ noun ] (zoology) any of various large European beetles destructive to vegetation as both larvae and adult
Synonyms: May_bug Melolontha_melolontha cockchafer
Related terms: melolonthid_beetle Melolontha
2. [ noun ] (zoology) any of various large usually brown North American leaf-eating beetles common in late spring; the larvae feed on roots of grasses etc.
Synonyms: June_bug May_bug June_beetle
Related terms: scarabaeid_beetle green_June_beetle