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When summer comes, adult beetles attack and larva feed in the cambium layer, girdling the trees and sealing their doom.

The government report states the “outbreak [of beetles] is waning.”

Private parts, be they of ducks, damselflies or dung beetles, turn out to have evolved novel forms at breakneck speeds.

But Surprised by Joy describes ‘the horribly smashed men still moving like half-crushed beetles, the sitting or standing corpses’.

But we had a lot of fun showing him the beetles in our bottles.

Even the air has its strange denizens in the guise of huge beetles and vampire-winged flying foxes.

Negroes also appear to have produced the same amount of fear in the little girl as the black beetles.

Father Oriole, you see, was more interested in getting fat beetles and caterpillars for food.

Besides the men on the beetles there are men packed like herrings upon the decks of the destroyers.

Thanks, I dined on the way up—in a twilit refreshment-room, with one waiter and a number of attendant black-beetles.

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On this page you'll find 349 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to beetles, such as: ant, aphid, bee, beetle, butterfly, and cockroach.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.