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Synonyms for cockchafer

any of various large European beetles destructive to vegetation as both larvae and adult

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Comparably, the majority of studies referred to large prey like cockchafer larvae or molecrickets Gryllotalpa gryllotalpa (Table 2).
12 with a rubber bullet type Cockchafer in the amount of 240 000 units and cartridges Parabellum pistol type in the amount of 650 000 units, as described in the terms of reference.
First came a vial of ant-infused gin, followed by a shot glass of warm cricket consomme, then an hors d'oeuvre of cockchafer butter and herb crisp.
The local warlord, General Yang Sen, had commandeered British-owned steamers to transport his troops; when a British gunboat, HMS Cockchafer, attempted to free the steamers it ran into an ambush, very capably managed by Yang, and suffered severe casualties.
Some insect have moved from "pests" to "delicacy", such as the cockchafer bug (Melolontha melolontha) whose grubs feed on plant roots such as potato, but which can be made into a soup considered delicious in France, Germany and some other European countries.
Larvae of the common cockchafer Adoryphorus couloni were fed to chicks by parents that followed the spring ploughing on Phillip Island and Mornington Peninsula.
and stalk-crickets, fiddling the dank air, lacing his boots with vines, steering glazed beetles with the tenderest prods, knight of the cockchafer, wrapped in the mists of shires, their snail-horned steeples palms opening to the cupped pool-but his soul safer than ours, though iron streams fetter his ankles.
The cockchafer, Philopholis vestita, a new pest of oil palms in west Malaysia.
The Cockchafer (Melolontha melolontha), sometimes called the May Bug, is the commonest and has the largest grub of the six species, that can grow up to 50mm (2") and has a big appetite to match.
A close-up of a cockchafer, or May bug, earned 50-year old ecologist Dean Heward, from Derwent Valley in Gateshead, the Wildlife Image of the Year award.
Some sort of giant bug, larger than a cockchafer, flies alongside you, it looks strong, almost military, since it measures almost half a meter long, spanning from your ear to your eye.
Survival of Beauveria brongniartii in the soil alter application as a biocontrol agent against the European cockchafer Melontha melontha.
The copulatory organs of the cockchafer Melolontha melolontha (Insecta: Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae).