An insect — specifically, one from the Middle East? (6)
I believe the answer is:
'an insect' is the definition.
(I know that scarab is a type of insect)
I cannot understand how the remainder of the clue works.
Can you help me to learn more?
(Other definitions for scarab that I've seen before include "crawler" , "Large dung beetle" , "Beetle regarded as divine by ancient Egyptians" , "Sacred dung-beetle" , "Sacred beetle of ancient Egypt" .)