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Phyllophaga is a very large genus (more than 260 species) of New World scarab beetles in the subfamily Melolonthinae. Common names for this genus and many other related genera in the subfamily Melolonthinae are May beetles, June bugs, and June beetles. They range in size from and are blackish or reddish-brown in colour, without prominent markings, and often rather hairy ventrally. These beetles are nocturnal, coming to lights in great numbers.
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1. any of various large european beetles destructive to vegetation as both larvae and adult [syn: cockchafer, may bug, may beetle, melolontha melolontha]
2. any of various large usually brown north american leaf-eating beetles common in late spring; the larvae feed on roots of grasses etc. [syn: june beetle, june bug, may bug, may beetle]
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1. any of various large European beetles destructive to vegetation as both larvae and adult
(synonym) cockchafer, May bug, Melolontha melolontha
(hypernym) melolonthid beetle
(member-holonym) Melolontha, genus Melolontha
2. any of various large usually brown North American leaf-eating beetles common in late spring; the larvae feed on roots of grasses etc.
(synonym) June beetle, June bug, May bug
(hypernym) scarabaeid beetle, scarabaeid, scarabaean
(hyponym) green June beetle, figeater
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