engraver beetle

Origin of engraver beetle

First recorded in 1895–1900; so called because its boring resembles engraving
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Historical Examples of engraver beetle

  • Mr. and Mrs. Engraver-Beetle make a long tunnel under the bark.

    Little Busybodies

    Jeanette Augustus Marks and Julia Moody