corn sap beetle

noun

: a small brown beetle (Carpophilus dimidiatus) with truncate wing covers that is related to the dried-fruit beetle, that is sometimes a destructive pest of sweet corn, and that feeds on decaying fruits and vegetation and sometimes swarms in rice mills

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“Corn sap beetle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/corn%20sap%20beetle. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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