family Carabidae

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: Carabidae - ground beetlesfamily Carabidae - ground beetles      
arthropod family - any of the arthropods
carabid beetle, ground beetle - predacious shining black or metallic terrestrial beetle that destroys many injurious insects
Brachinus, genus Brachinus - bombardier beetles
genus Calosoma - genus of large predaceous ground beetles that feed on injurious caterpillars
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As an example of beneficial bugs, consider the ground beetle, family Carabidae, all 2,500 species.
A1, A2, A4, A6, B5 Order Coleoptera (9 families) Family Carabidae Stenus spp.
Members of the family Carabidae and superfamilies Scarabaeoidea and Tenebrionoidea were collected from four ecological habitats from September 1999 to September 2000.