Brachelytra

Brach`el´y`tra


n. pl.1.(Zool.) A group of beetles having short elytra, as the rove beetles.
References in classic literature ?
The carrion-feeders and Brachelytra are very uncommon; on the other hand, the Rhyncophora and Chrysomelidae, all of which depend on the vegetable world for subsistence, are present in astonishing numbers.
Among these, there were only two of the Carabidae, four Brachelytra, fifteen Rhyncophora, and fourteen of the Chrysomelidae.