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Meaning of "oil beetle" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF OIL BEETLE

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF OIL BEETLE

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Oil beetle is a noun.
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WHAT DOES OIL BEETLE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

oil beetle

Meloe

The blister beetle genus Meloe is a large, widespread group commonly referred to as oil beetles. They are known as "oil beetles" because they release oily droplets of hemolymph from their joints when disturbed; this contains cantharidin, a poisonous chemical causing blistering of the skin and painful swelling. Members of this genus are typically flightless, without functional wings, and shortened elytra. As in other members of the family, they are hypermetamorphic, going through several larval stages, the first of which is typically a mobile triungulin that finds and attaches to a host in order to gain access to the host's offspring. In this genus, the host is a bee, and each species of Meloe may attack only a single species or genus of bees; while sometimes considered parasitoids, it appears that in general, the Meloe larva consumes the bee larva along with its provisions, and can often survive on the provisions alone, thus they do not truly qualify.

Definition of oil beetle in the English dictionary

The definition of oil beetle in the dictionary is any of various beetles of the family Meloidae that exude an oily evil-smelling blood from their joints, which deters enemies.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE OIL BEETLE

oil
oil cake
oil change
oil colour
oil cooler
oil deposits
oil drill
oil drum
oil embargo
oil filter
oil find
oil gauge
oil hardening
oil industry
oil installation
oil lamp
oil level
oil men
oil minister
oil of cloves

WORDS THAT END LIKE OIL BEETLE

bark beetle
bee beetle
beetle
black beetle
blister beetle
carpet beetle
click beetle
dung beetle
flea beetle
gold beetle
ground beetle
hercules beetle
Japanese beetle
leaf beetle
potato beetle
rhinoceros beetle
rove beetle
stag beetle
tiger beetle
tortoise beetle
water beetle

Synonyms and antonyms of oil beetle in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «oil beetle» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF OIL BEETLE

Find out the translation of oil beetle to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
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Translator English - Chinese

油虫
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

escarabajo de aceite
570 millions of speakers

English

oil beetle
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

तेल बीटल
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

خنفساء النفط
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

масло жук
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

besouro óleo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

তেল বিটল
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

dendroctone du pétrole
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kumbang minyak
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Ölkäfer
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

オイルカブトムシ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

오일 딱정벌레
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Minyak kumbang
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

bọ cánh cứng dầu
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

எண்ணெய் வண்டு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

तेल बीटल
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Yağ böceği
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

beetle olio
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

beetle oleju
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

масло жук
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

gândac ulei
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

σκαθάρι πετρελαίου
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

olie Beetle
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

olja skalbagge
10 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Norwegian

olje bille
5 millions of speakers

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about oil beetle

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «OIL BEETLE»

Discover the use of oil beetle in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to oil beetle and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Invertebrates of Central Texas Wetlands
Other common names for the patent leather beetle are pegbug, Betsy beetle, Bess beetle, and horned passalus. Similar species: None. American oil beetle Meloe americanus (FIG. 4-36) Biology: Oil beetles are named for an oily, yellowish, ...
Stephen Welton Taber, Scott B. Fleenor, 2005
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journal of agriculture
Blumen- bach says that the lady-beetle (Coccinella) and a species of oil- beetle ( Meloe) have been prescribed as cures for the toothach. Mr Newport, an eminent entomological investigator, has ascertained that the common oil-beetle (M.
william blackwood, 1849
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The Journal of Agriculture
Blumen- bach says that the lady-beetle (Coccinella) and a species of oil- beetle ( Mehe) have been prescribed as cures for the toothach. Mr Newport, an eminent entomological investigator, has ascertained that the common oil-beetle (M.
‎1849
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What's Bugging You?: A Fond Look at the Animals We Love to Hate
The short, leathery wing covers of the soft-bodied oil beetle did little to conceal its heavy, bloated abdomen. Sluggish and unwary, this beetle seemed fearless and took absolutely no notice of me as I crouched down for a closer look.
Arthur V. Evans, 2008
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Elements of Entomology
(vii) Family — Meloidae (Oil beetle, blister beetle, Fig. 48). Tarsi 5-5-4 in both sexes; head strongly deflexed, neck narrow; tarsal claws bifid or dentate ( appendiculate); adult soft bodied; long legs; phytophagous, some pest; some produce ...
Dr. Rajendra Singh, 2007
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Wood's Popular Natural History
It popularly goes by the appropriate name of Oil Beetle, because, when handled, it has the property of pouring a yellowish oily fluid from the joints of its legs. As may be seen by reference to the illustration, the abdomen is extremely large in ...
J. G. Wood, 2010
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Guide to Colorado Insects
One unusual group of blister beetles is the large, black oil beetle of the genus Meloe. These flightless insects have very short wing covers. Diet: Adults feed on leaves and flowers and are particularly common on plants in the pea family ...
Whitney Cranshaw, Boris C. Kondratieff, 2006
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Physician's Guide to Arthropods of Medical Importance, Sixth ...
(A) (B) (C) Blister beetles: (A) striped blister beetle, (B) ashgray blister beetle, and (C) oil beetle. (Adapted from CDC, Pictorial Keys to Arthropods, Reptiles, Birds, and Mammals of Public Health Significance, U.S. Centers for Disease Control ...
Jerome Goddard, 2012
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The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction
Mr. Newport, an eminent entomological investigator, has ascertained that the oil- beetle (Meloe proscarabeus) is highly diuretic. In some parts of Africa a kind of soap is manufactured from a predaceous species of beetle, hence named ...
‎1842
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Adventures with Insects
Our most common oil beetle is the buttercup oil beetle (Figure 257), found in meadows and pastures where it feeds on the leaves of various buttercups. Hairs are probably more effective as a means of defense than odors or repellent fluids,  ...
Richard Headstrom, 1963

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «OIL BEETLE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term oil beetle is used in the context of the following news items.
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Pennsylvania Mystery Species: The answer and the winners …
It is the American oil beetle. Daily Monday through Friday, new clues are offered to help readers frame their guesses about the species identity. «PennLive.com, Jun 15»
2
Public urged to help chart nature on Britain's coasts
... crawled on rocky shores to help us get great records including the chunky black oil beetle, peregrine falcon and strawberry beadlet anemone ... «Telegraph.co.uk, May 15»
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It's a bug's life - on the Saltram and Plym Valley Heritage Trail
The design is based on an Oil Beetle. • Peregrine Falcon – in the Plym Valley near Plym Bridge Woods Car Park. The sculpture can be found ... «Plymouth Herald, Jul 14»
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Biologist Says Promoting Diversity Is Key To 'Keeping The Bees'
DAVIES: I have to say, one of the most entertaining moments in the book is when you described this Francisco oil beetle, a parasite that has a ... «KWBU, Jul 14»
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Threatened black oil beetle species found at Elmley reserve at …
The black oil beetle has been in steep decline due to changes in countryside management and is the subject of a recovery programme to try ... «Kent Online, Jun 14»
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Eye on Nature
On a visit to Birr Castle Demesne, in Co Offaly, I came across what I found online to be an American oil beetle, Meloe proscarabaeus. «Irish Times, May 14»
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Beetle-mania
An excellent example would be the so-called “oil beetle” I ran into on Sunday. More formally it's a species (I can't tell which one) in the genus ... «Martha's Vineyard Times, Apr 14»
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Rare beetle with a deadly secret
The life cycle of an oil beetle holds a fascinating secret. After the young beetle hatches from its egg, it climbs to the top of a flower where it will ... «Plymouth Herald, Dec 13»
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Thames project creates wetlands for wildlife
Species set to benefit include the water vole, skylark, brown hare, otter, common toad, great crested newt, grass snake and rugged oil beetle. «Oxford Mail, Oct 13»
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Friends of the earth
The Oil Beetle Hunt, our project with Buglife (the invertebrate conservation trust), is now in its third year. The project has had a huge citizen ... «Museums Association, Sep 13»

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« EDUCALINGO. Oil beetle [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/oil-beetle>. Mar 2020 ».
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