Definition of Billbugs
1. billbug [n] - See also: billbug
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Billbugs
Literary usage of Billbugs
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Encyclopedia of Practical Horticulture: A Reference System of Commercial by Granville Lowther, William Worthington (1914)
"Among the beetles consumed are such pests as the alfalfa weevil, cotton-boll weevil, clover-root weevil, clover-leaf weevil, pine weevil, billbugs, ..."
2. Journal of Economic Entomology by Entomological Society of America, American Association of Economic Entomologists (1910)
"Its food also includes such weevils as corn billbugs, imbricated snout beetle, clover leaf weevil, cotton boll weevil; also the striped garden caterpillar, ..."
3. The Essentials of Agriculture by Henry Jackson Waters (1915)
"... and if planted in marshy tracts, is in danger from wireworms and billbugs. Planting at the proper time is a protection to many crops ; for example, ..."
4. Farm Friends and Farm Foes: A Text-book of Agricultural Science by Clarence Moores Weed (1910)
"Some of the best-known species of billbugs develop as larvae in sedges or rushes of various kinds. Practically all of them appear to breed chiefly on low ..."