Meaning of flower beetle

flow'er bee"tle

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. any of numerous, usually brightly colored beetles, as of the families Malachiidae and Dasytidae, that live on flowers and are predaceous on other insects.
  2. any of certain scarabaeid beetles of the subfamily Cetoniinae that feed on pollen.
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