Definition of goldsmith beetle
: any of several large bright yellow scarabaeid beetles with adults that feed on foliage and larvae that live in the soil and feed on roots: such as a : a widely distributed European beetle (Cetonia aurata) b : a North American beetle (Cotalpa lanigera) that is sometimes a locally important defoliator of deciduous trees
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