rose chafer

noun

Definition of rose chafer 

: a common North American scarab beetle (Macrodactylus subspinosus) that feeds on plant roots as a larva and on leaves and flowers (as of rose or grapevines) as an adult

called also rose bug

First Known Use of rose chafer

1827, in the meaning defined above

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