rove beetle

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rove beetle

n.
Any of numerous beetles of the family Staphylinidae, often found in decaying matter and having slender bodies and short wing covers. Also called staphylinid.

[Possibly from rove.]

rove beetle

n
(Animals) any beetle of the family Staphylinidae, characterized by very short elytra and an elongated body: typically they are of carnivorous or scavenging habits

rove′ bee`tle


n.
any of numerous beetles of the family Staphylinidae, having a slender, elongated body and very short front wings, and capable of running swiftly.
[1765–75; appar. rove1]
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Noun1.rove beetle - active beetle typically having predatory or scavenging habitsrove beetle - active beetle typically having predatory or scavenging habits
beetle - insect having biting mouthparts and front wings modified to form horny covers overlying the membranous rear wings
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1 -- -- -- Lissohypnus 1 -- -- -- Xantholinini 3 -- 1 -- STENINAE Stenus 2 -- -- -- TACHYPORINAE Bryoporus 2 -- 3 -- Sepedophilus 3 1 -- 4 Coproporus 3 9 8 -- Mycetoporini 1 4 -- -- TOTAL 179 118 400 50 Taxon S.
2 09-22 Quedius plagiatus (=laevigatus) 1 08-18 Sepedophilus versicolor (Casey) 2 09-29 Siagonium punctatum LeConte 2 05-19 Tachinus fimbriatus Gravenhorst 38 06-16 to 09-08 Tachinus fumipennis (Say) 1 05-19 Tachinus luridus Erichson 1 04-28 Xestolinus abdominalus Casey 14 04-28 to 05-05 Tenebrionidae Alobates pennsylvanica (DeGeer) 2 08-24 to 08-25 Anaedus aeneus (Ziegler) 4 07-07 to 08-16 Bolitotherus cornutus (Panzer) 4 07-27 to 08-10 Corticeus praetermissus (Fall) 1 05-05 Diaperis maculata (Olivier) 4 06-15 to 08-04 Meracantha contracta (Beauvois) 3 06-16 to 06-29 Neatus tenebrioides (Beauvois) 2 06-11 to 08-24 Neomida bicornis (F.
Neobisnius, Belonuchus, Holotrocus y Sepedophilus fueron los generos mas abundantes (Tabla 2).