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.
Chiefly Northern and North Midland U.S. a firefly.
Origin of June bug
First recorded in 1825–35
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
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Perhaps it's the haste that makes the June-bug's untidiness.
There are several facts about a June-bug that are interesting.
The preceding summer had been a season remarkable for the ravages of the June-bug.
No creature larger than a June-bug, however, is often distressed by a chipmunk.
There is a good deal of what might be called the June-bug style of composition.
British Dictionary definitions for june bug
any of various large brown North American scarabaeid beetles that are common in late spring and early summer, esp any of the genus PolyphyllaAlso called: May beetle, May bug
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