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rose beetle

Origin of rose beetle
First recorded in 1775-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The rose beetle appears about the time of the blossoming of the rose.

    Our Common Insects Alpheus Spring Packard
  • The rose beetle frequents roses especially, of which it eats the petals and the stamens.

    The Insect World Louis Figuier
  • In Russia the rose beetle is considered a very efficacious remedy for hydrophobia.

    The Insect World Louis Figuier
  • The same, keeping on the watch for all previous insects but the rose beetle; this will have left.

    The Garden, You, and I Mabel Osgood Wright
  • The rose beetle (Macrodactyla subspinosa) appears in great abundance.

    Our Common Insects Alpheus Spring Packard

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