family Elateridae

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Related to family Elateridae: click beetle, snapping beetle
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: Elateridae - click beetles and certain firefliesfamily Elateridae - click beetles and certain fireflies
arthropod family - any of the arthropods
elater, elaterid, elaterid beetle - any of various widely distributed beetles
genus Pyrophorus, Pyrophorus - tropical click beetles
wireworm - wormlike larva of various elaterid beetles; feeds on roots of many crop plants
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shermani stomach contents, Carabidae and Curculionidae were the most frequently observed families and were followed by individuals from the family Elateridae (click beetles; Lewis et al.
Wireworm--The larva of the click beetle, family Elateridae, which eats seeds, underground stems, and small roots, and burrows into potatoes, carrots, etc.
Woodpeckers also target click beetles of the Family Elateridae.

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