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synonyms for beetles

  • ant
  • aphid
  • bee
  • beetle
  • butterfly
  • cockroach
  • dragonfly
  • flea
  • fruit fly
  • gnat
  • grasshopper
  • ladybug
  • mite
  • mosquito
  • moth
  • pest
  • spider
  • termite
  • tick
  • arachnid
  • arthropod
  • bedbug
  • bumblebee
  • cootie
  • fly
  • hornet
  • louse
  • daddy longlegs
  • praying mantis
  • vermin
  • yellowjacket
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How to use beetles in a sentence

Even the air has its strange denizens in the guise of huge beetles and vampire-winged flying foxes.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
Negroes also appear to have produced the same amount of fear in the little girl as the black beetles.
THE CHILDHOOD OF DISTINGUISHED WOMENSELINA A. BOWER
Father Oriole, you see, was more interested in getting fat beetles and caterpillars for food.
SEVEN O'CLOCK STORIESROBERT GORDON ANDERSON
Besides the men on the beetles there are men packed like herrings upon the decks of the destroyers.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME 2IAN HAMILTON
Thanks, I dined on the way up—in a twilit refreshment-room, with one waiter and a number of attendant black-beetles.
WITH EDGED TOOLSHENRY SETON MERRIMAN
He belongs to the scarabæus, or dung-beetles, and big fellows they are; this one would just about cover the palm of your hand.
ROUND THE WONDERFUL WORLDG. E. MITTON
Among the beetles which are found in gardens is the potato beetle, which destroys the potato plant.
A CIVIC BIOLOGYGEORGE WILLIAM HUNTER
Adelaide, you little barbarian, you shall be put in a dark cellar with the rats and black beetles.
HEIDIJOHANNA SPYRI
“Mr Denham collects butterflies and beetles, and all sorts of things,” struck in Mrs Shelford.
FORGING THE BLADESBERTRAM MITFORD
In this method, trees are girdled with an ax and thereby weakened to such a degree that beetles are attracted to it.
OUR NATIONAL FORESTSRICHARD H. DOUAI BOERKER
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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