beetle beetle  /ˈbi təl/


  1. (n) insect having biting mouthparts and front wings modified to form horny covers overlying the membranous rear wings
  2. (n) a tool resembling a hammer but with a large head (usually wooden); used to drive wedges or ram down paving stones or for crushing or beating or flattening or smoothing
  3. (v) be suspended over or hang over
  4. (v) fly or go in a manner resembling a beetle
  5. (v) beat with a beetle
  6. (adj) jutting or overhanging



  1. The bombardier beetle is an inconspicuous insect that ranges much of the world with calm and self-assuranceand for jood reason.
  2. It was back in 1949, as every good Communist knows, that those wicked Americans dropped the first Colorado beetles on Czechoslovakia's burgeoning potato fields.
  3. And nowhere is the beetle infestation worse than in the mountains of Southern California, whose stressed-out forests harbor hundreds of thousands of beetle-killed trees.


  1. Logging starts to prevent pine beetle spread at Bass Creek

    STEVENSVILLE - Loggers are starting a bit of careful surgery this week, thinning more trees in the Bitterroot foothills as part of the efforts to control the mountain pine beetle.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: KPAX Missoula

  2. US Customs’ Beetle Discovery in Texas Is a Port First

    U.S. Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists at the Brownsville, Texas, port of entry have intercepted a shipment of solid wood packaging materials from Russia that was contaminated with live Monochamus galloprovincialis beetles.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Journal of Commerce Online

  3. Bitterroot NF beginning mountain pine beetle spraying

    HAMILTON - Spraying is about to begin at several popular spots in the Bitterroot National Forest as officials continue to battle the mountain pine beetle in Ravalli County.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: KPAX Missoula

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  1. "In parks like Kananaskis, which we all love, we do see it (the pine beetle) there," Alberta's Parks Minister Cindy Ady said in the legislature. "We've used in the past tools that are available to us like controlled burns. As well, we've...
    on Nov 27, 2008 By: Cindy Ady Source: Edmonton Sun

  2. "This is simply a better rule for Colorado," Ritter said. "Our roadless areas will get stronger protections, and we will get the targeted flexibility we need to address Colorado's unique circumstances, such as the pine beetle epidemic, the...
    on Apr 6, 2010 By: Bill Ritter Source: New York Times

  3. "Vanderhoof is among several communities that have been affected by Mountain Pine Beetle infestation, which has caused economic and environmental consequences across the province," said the Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister of Transport,...
    on Oct 11, 2007 By: Lawrence Cannon Source: CNW Telbec (Communiqué de presse)

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