goldsmith beetle

noun

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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“Goldsmith beetle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/goldsmith%20beetle. Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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