Definition of Genus Anomala
1. Noun. Genus of beetles whose grubs feed mainly on roots of plants; includes several pests of cultivated grasses.
Generic synonyms: Arthropod Genus
Group relationships: Family Scarabaeidae, Scarabaeidae
Member holonyms: Anomala Orientalis, Asiatic Beetle, Oriental Beetle
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Anomala
Literary usage of Genus Anomala
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1. The Naturalist in Vancouver Island and British Columbia by John Keast Lord (1866)
"... from C. mexicanus by the much more protuberant hind angles of the thorax, and by the pale mark at the base of the elytra. Genus ANOMALA. (Kb'ppe. ..."
2. Entomological News and Proceedings of the Entomological Section of the by Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia Entomological Section (1906)
"Mr. Schaffer exhibited some species of the genus Anomala, among them being four entirely new and four being new to North America ; one species being from ..."
3. The Relation of Sparrows to Agriculture by Sylvester Dwight Judd (1901)
"... as it frequently preys on beetles of this size, such as those of the genus Anomala. The rest of the animal food amounts to 2 percent of the total food, ..."