black beetle

noun

Definition of black beetle

  1. :  either of two glossy black burrowing beetles that are very destructive to turf and certain cultivated plants in Australia: a :  a beetle (Heteronychus sanctae-helenae) that was accidentally introduced from Africa b :  a native beetle (Metanastes vulgivagus)

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