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June bug

or Junebug

noun
1.
Also called May beetle. any of several large, brown beetles of the genus Phyllophaga, of the scarab family, appearing in late spring and early summer.
3.
Chiefly Northern and North Midland U.S. a firefly.
Origin of June bug
1825-1835
First recorded in 1825-35
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British Dictionary definitions for June bug

June bug

noun
1.
any of various large brown North American scarabaeid beetles that are common in late spring and early summer, esp any of the genus Polyphylla Also called May beetle, May bug
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