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 aegra (Newman) a narrow, elongate, brown clerid beetle about 4.
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.
This omnivorous aspect of the clerid beetle larva places it on the fourth trophic level in terms of inflicting mortality, while it is also a possible competitor with Pheidole ants as a consumer of plant-produced food bodies.