Definition of Macrodactylus subspinosus
1. Noun. Common North American beetle: larvae feed on roots and adults on leaves and flowers of e.g. rose bushes or apple trees or grape vines.
Generic synonyms: Melolonthid Beetle
Group relationships: Genus Macrodactylus, Macrodactylus
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Macrodactylus Subspinosus
Literary usage of Macrodactylus subspinosus
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1. Report of the Illinois State Entomologist Concerning Operations Under the by Illinois State Entomologist (1905)
"Macrodactylus subspinosus Fabr. The rose-chafer is an abundant and destructive pest in the United States and Canada in the region north of a line from ..."
2. Entomological News and Proceedings of the Entomological Section of the by Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia Entomological Section (1900)
"Macrodactylus subspinosus Fab. In ENT. NEWS, Vol. XI, p. 373, Prof. JB Smith records his suspicion that a solution of one-half pound of fish oil soap in a ..."
3. Class Book of Economic Entomology: With Special Reference to the Economic by William Lochhead (1919)
"Rose Chafer (Macrodactylus subspinosus), p. 305. (d) Greenish caterpillar, feeding within a folded leaf and skeletonizing it, about mid-summer. ..."