fire beetle


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fire beetle

n.
Any of various tropical American click beetles of the genus Pyrophorus, having luminous spots on the prothorax and abdomen.
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Noun1.fire beetle - tropical American click beetle having bright luminous spotsfire beetle - tropical American click beetle having bright luminous spots
elater, elaterid, elaterid beetle - any of various widely distributed beetles
genus Pyrophorus, Pyrophorus - tropical click beetles
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He removed and pulverized the parts of a fire beetle that emitted light.