long-horned beetle

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Definition of long-horned beetle

: any of a family (Cerambycidae synonym Longicornia) of beetles usually distinguished by their very long antennae

called also longhorn beetle

Examples of long-horned beetle in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And in the early 2000s, Washington State used selective tree harvesting, pesticides, and public education to stop the spread of the citrus long-horned beetle after it was spotted in a shipment of bonsai trees from Korea. Christina Nunez, National Geographic, 5 June 2019 The invasive Asian long-horned beetle was identified from a specimen in the Cornell entomology collections. Steven Lubar, Smithsonian, 10 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of long-horned beetle

1834, in the meaning defined above

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“Long-horned beetle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/long-horned%20beetle. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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