Coleoptera


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Noun1.Coleoptera - beetlesColeoptera - beetles        
animal order - the order of animals
class Hexapoda, class Insecta, Hexapoda, Insecta - insects; about five-sixths of all known animal species
beetle - insect having biting mouthparts and front wings modified to form horny covers overlying the membranous rear wings
Carabidae, family Carabidae - ground beetles
Cerambycidae, family Cerambycidae - long-horned beetles
Cleridae, family Cleridae - beetles that prey on other insects
Lamellicornia, superfamily Lamellicornia - scarabaeid beetles and stag beetles
Elateridae, family Elateridae - click beetles and certain fireflies
Dytiscidae, family Dytiscidae - water beetles
family Gyrinidae, Gyrinidae - whirligig beetles
Anobiidae, family Anobiidae - deathwatch beetles
Curculionidae, family Curculionidae - true weevils: snout beetles
family Meloidae, Meloidae - blister beetles
family Ipidae, family Scolytidae, Ipidae, Scolytidae - large family of bark-boring or wood-boring short-beaked beetles; very destructive to forest and fruit trees
family Tenebrionidae, Tenebrionidae - a family of arthropods including darkling beetles and mealworms
Bruchidae, family Bruchidae - seed beetles
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References in classic literature ?
I was disappointed in the general aspect of the Coleoptera. The number of minute and obscurely coloured beetles is exceedingly great.
[7] I may mention, as a common instance of one day's (June 23rd) collecting, when I was not attending particularly to the Coleoptera, that I caught sixty-eight species of that order.
The insects in Madeira which are not ground-feeders, and which, as the flower-feeding coleoptera and lepidoptera, must habitually use their wings to gain their subsistence, have, as Mr.
Peculiarly rich in the coleoptera and in the lepidoptera, forty-six new species of the one and ninety-four of the other had been secured in the course of a few weeks.
(1990) Los Coleoptera Lamellicornia de la Reserva de la Biosfera La Michilia, Durango, Mexico.
Zigzag beetle, Menochilus sexmaculatus Fabricius (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) is an important predator of cotton mealy bug, Phenacoccus solenopsis Tinsley (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae).
(Coleoptera: Ciidae; identified by Bill Gerth, Oregon State University Plant Clinic # E17-84), later emerged.
Regarding the order of the different class-preys, the diet consisted predominantly of Araneae with (27.44%), followed by Coleoptera (24.91%) and Hymenoptera (18.05%).
First record of the jewel beetle Anthaxia midas midas (Coleoptera, Buprestidae) in Anatolia (Turkey, Asia)
Catalogue of Palaearctic Coleoptera; Volume 1: Archostemata-Myxophaga-Adephaga, Revised and Updated Edition
Native species include Cyclocephala modesta Burm, 1855 and Dyscinetus gagates Burm, 1847 (Coleoptera: Melolonthidae) (CHERMAN et al., 2013 and 2014).