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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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caterpillars, cockchafer larvae; Fournier & Arlettaz 2001, Kristin 2001).
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.
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.
The copulatory organs of the cockchafer Melolontha melolontha (Insecta: Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae).
He subsequently contributed to Philipon's Le Charivari (1860) as well as other publications such as Le Mercure Galant (1861), Le Petit Journal Pour Rite (1861), La Revue Pour Tous (1862), Le Journal Illustre (1864) and Le Hanneton ('The Cockchafer', named after a large beetle, 1865).