Definition of musk beetle in English:

musk beetle

noun

  • A slender longhorn beetle that is dark metallic green and emits a musk-like scent.

    • ‘This is because they are attracted to sweet things and within our bins are discarded lollipop wrappers that the musk beetles love!’
    • ‘On the right is Aromia moschata, the musk beetle.’
    • ‘A similar odor is emitted from the glands of musk ox, musk rat and musk shrew and musk beetle.’
    • ‘The musk beetle is quite rare in southern Britain and this one had flown into one of our ringing nets.’
    • ‘The musk beetle is a species of longhorn beetle with a somewhat coppery tint.’