clerid beetle

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Related to clerid beetle: Cleridae, Pine beetle, Mountain pine beetle
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Noun1.clerid beetle - predacious on other insectsclerid beetle - predacious on other insects; usually brightly colored or metallic
beetle - insect having biting mouthparts and front wings modified to form horny covers overlying the membranous rear wings
Cleridae, family Cleridae - beetles that prey on other insects
bee beetle - European beetle; infests beehives
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Wolcottia (=Isohydnocera) aegra, an antlike or myrmecomorphic clerid beetle typically not well represented in collections, was associated with grasses at 14 sites (28 collections) in Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina.
Wolcottia aegra (Newman) a narrow, elongate, brown clerid beetle about 4.