any of numerous, usually brightly colored beetles, as of the families Malachiidae and Dasytidae, that live on flowers and are predaceous on other insects.
any of certain scarabaeid beetles of the subfamily Cetoniinae that feed on pollen.
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How to use flower beetle in a sentence
In the sand at our feet an iridescent flower beetle crawled, its metallic green and blue wings burning like a spark.The Mystery of Choice | Robert William Chambers