The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Grease-Bug

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The Encyclopedia Americana
Edition of 1920. See also Platynus maculicollis on Wikipedia, and the disclaimer.

GREASE-BUG, or OVERFLOW-BUG, a ground-beetle (Platynus maculicollis), common in California, and occasionally a pest in houses because of its disagreeable odor when crushed, and because it nibbles bread and meats.