from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The cockchafer, Melolontha vulgaris. Also called ocub.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
_West_ of the Parret this insect is called _wock-web_, oak-web, because it infests the _oak_, and spins its web on it in great numbers.
The common beetle called cockchafer is here known only as the _oak-web_, and a smaller beetle as _fern-web_.