Definition of flower beetle in US English:

flower beetle


  • Any of a number of beetles that frequent flowers.

    a day-flying chafer (family Scarabaeidae)

    an elongated beetle with soft wing cases (chiefly of the family Melyridae)

    • ‘I guess it will be a tricky one to ID beyond being a flower beetle.’
    • ‘The giant beetle is compared with a minute flower beetle enclosed in a red circle.’
    • ‘Biological control agents (a defoliating moth, a seed head weevil, and a flower beetle) provide from fair to good control of yellow toadflax.’