elaterid beetle

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Noun1.elaterid beetle - any of various widely distributed beetleselaterid beetle - any of various widely distributed beetles
beetle - insect having biting mouthparts and front wings modified to form horny covers overlying the membranous rear wings
Elateridae, family Elateridae - click beetles and certain fireflies
click beetle, snapping beetle, skipjack - able to right itself when on its back by flipping into the air with a clicking sound
fire beetle, firefly, Pyrophorus noctiluca - tropical American click beetle having bright luminous spots