darkling beetle


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darkling beetle

n.
Any of numerous beetles of the family Tenebrionidae, having a brown or black body, feeding on decaying vegetation, living plants, or stored grain, and inhabiting a variety of habitats, including deserts. Also called tenebrionid.
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dark′ling bee`tle


n.
any brown or black beetle of the family Tenebrionidae, the larvae of which feed on decaying plant matter.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.darkling beetle - sluggish hard-bodied black terrestrial weevil whose larvae feed on e.g. decaying plant material or graindarkling beetle - sluggish hard-bodied black terrestrial weevil whose larvae feed on e.g. decaying plant material or grain
weevil - any of several families of mostly small beetles that feed on plants and plant products; especially snout beetles and seed beetles
family Tenebrionidae, Tenebrionidae - a family of arthropods including darkling beetles and mealworms
flour beetle, flour weevil - an insect that infests flour and stored grains
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Superworm is actually the larval stage of the darkling beetle (Zophobas morio).
Mealworm, the larval form of the darkling beetle, is the most often used ingredient, and can be found in almost all the menu's items.
Species from the (https://www.britannica.com/animal/ground-beetle) ground beetle  and (https://www.britannica.com/animal/darkling-beetle) darkling beetle  families, which still exist in the area, are sound climate measures because they "are sensitive proxies for environmental change in the Los Angeles Basin," the study said.
Effects of lime hydrate on the growth and development of darkling beetle, Alphitobius diaperinus.
Just before dawn, a lone darkling Beetle (Stenocara gracilipes) emerges from his burrow and scurries up the side of a towering sand dune in one of the most arid habitats on Earth, the Namib Desert along Africa's southwest Skeleton Coast.
Darkling beetle, Mesomorphus villiger Blanchard 1853 (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae: Opatrini), is of cosmopolitan distribution with occurrence in Indian subcontinent, Afghanistan, Siberia, Australia, and Africa (Madagascar) [1-3].
A darkling beetle population in West Texas during the 1997-1998 El Nino.
"The entree, the first thing you put out, because they are predators of live insects, is mealworms [larvae of the darkling beetle, available at pet stores and bait shops].
Look at the little darkling beetle in the small photo at left.
Eleodes extricata is a widespread, grassland darkling beetle (W.
To this end, I investigated habitat use by the darkling beetle Eleodes hispilabris (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) at two spatial scales (a broad habitat scale of square kilometers and a fine microhabitat scale o.f square centimeters) to determine whether habitat use by this species is nonrandom at multiple scales and, if so, what habitat preferences were exhibited.