June beetle
June June, n. [L. Junius: cf. F. Juin. So called either from Junius, the name of a Roman gens, or from Juno, the goddess.] The sixth month of the year, containing thirty days. [1913 Webster]

And what is so rare as a day in June? Then, if ever, come perfect days. --Lowell. [1913 Webster]

{June beetle}, {June bug} (Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of large brown beetles of the genus {Lachnosterna} and related genera; -- so called because they begin to fly, in the northern United States, about the first of June. The larv[ae] of the June beetles live under ground, and feed upon the roots of grasses and other plants. Called also {May bug} or {May beetle}.

{June grass} (Bot.), a New England name for Kentucky blue grass. See {Blue glass}, and Illustration in Appendix. [1913 Webster]


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  • June beetle — is the common name for several varieties of scarab beetles, including: * Phyllophaga (genus) , a genus of beetles in the family Scarabaeidae, also known as June bugs * the Green June beetle ( Cotinis nitida ) of the southeastern United States *… …   Wikipedia

  • June beetle — or May beetle or June bug Any insect of the genus Phyllophaga, belonging to a widely distributed, plant feeding scarab beetle subfamily (Melolonthinae). These red brown beetles commonly appear in the Northern Hemisphere on warm spring evenings… …   Universalium

  • June beetle — noun 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 bug, ↑May bug, ↑May beetle • Hypernyms: ↑scarabaeid beetle, ↑scarabaeid, ↑scarabaean …   Useful english dictionary

  • June beetle — May May, n. [F. Mai, L. Maius; so named in honor of the goddess Maia (Gr. Mai^a), daughter of Atlas and mother of Mercury by Jupiter.] 1. The fifth month of the year, containing thirty one days. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. The early part or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • june beetle — noun see june bug …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Death Valley June beetle — Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Class: Insec …   Wikipedia

  • green June beetle — noun large greenish June beetle of southern United States • Syn: ↑figeater • Hypernyms: ↑June beetle, ↑June bug, ↑May bug, ↑May beetle * * * noun Usage: usually capitalized J …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ten-lined June beetle — Taxobox | name = Ten lined June beetle image width = 240px regnum = Animalia phylum = Arthropoda classis = Insecta ordo = Coleoptera familia = Scarabaeidae subfamilia = Melolonthinae genus = Polyphylla species = P. decemlineata binomial =… …   Wikipedia

  • green June beetle — a large, greenish scarab beetle, Cotinis nitida, of the southern U.S. Also called figeater. * * * …   Universalium

  • June — June, n. [L. Junius: cf. F. Juin. So called either from Junius, the name of a Roman gens, or from Juno, the goddess.] The sixth month of the year, containing thirty days. [1913 Webster] And what is so rare as a day in June? Then, if ever, come… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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