black beetle

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A common name for many species of beetle that are black in color, including:The African black beetle, Hetronychus arator, a serious pest of grasses in New Zealand.The Asiatic rhinoceros beetle, Oryctes rhinoceros, a pest of palm trees in tropical Asia.The European species Feronia nigrita.
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Submitted on July 07, 2010

Additional definitions for 'black beetle':

black beetleUsed other than as an idiom: see black, beetle.
black beetleThe oriental cockroach, Blatta orientalis (a large roach from the family Blattidae).
black beetlePlatyzosteria novae-zelandiae, a similar roach native to New Zealand.
black beetleThe African black beetle, Hetronychus arator, a serious pest of grasses in New Zealand.
black beetleThe Asiatic rhinoceros beetle, Oryctes rhinoceros, a pest of palm trees in tropical Asia.
black beetleThe European species Feronia nigrita.
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