lamellicorn


Related to lamellicorn: lamellicorn beetle

la·mel·li·corn

 (lə-mĕl′ĭ-kôrn′)
n.
Any of numerous beetles of the superfamily Scarabaeoidea, formerly Lamellicornia; a scarabaeoid.

[From New Latin Lāmellicornia, former superfamily name : lamelli- + Latin cornū, horn; see ker- in Indo-European roots.]

la·mel′li·corn′ adj.

lamellicorn

(ləˈmɛlɪˌkɔːn)
n
(Animals) any beetle of the superfamily Lamellicornia, having flattened terminal plates to the antennae: includes the scarabs and stag beetles
adj
1. (Animals) of, relating to, or belonging to the Lamellicornia
2. (Zoology) designating antennae with platelike terminal segments
[C19: from New Latin Lamellicornia plate-horned (animals)]

la•mel•li•corn

(ləˈmɛl ɪˌkɔrn)

adj.
1. having antennae that terminate in flattened knobs, as some beetles.
n.
2. a lamellicorn beetle.
[1835–45; < New Latin lāmellicornis; see lamelli-, -corn]
References in classic literature ?
Numerous Lamellicorn and Heteromerous insects, the latter remarkable for their deeply sculptured bodies, were slowly crawling about; while the lizard tribe, the constant inhabitants of a sandy soil, darted about in every direction.
Species of the genus Pyrgotomyia, which are believed to be parasites of adult lamellicorn beetles active at dusk (as some specimens were collected at light), probably oviposit with their abdomen and oviscape bowed anteriorly; this is the only position, in which the oviscape curved dorsally, can direct the aculeus into the host body.
speculum) lay their eggs on beetle grubs of several lamellicorn (Scarabaeidae) species living under ground, and the newly hatched wasp larvae slowly consume their paralyzed host in their underground cell (see Clausen, 1940; Vereecken & Carriere, 2003).