Related to lamellicorn: lamellicorn beetle


Any of numerous beetles of the superfamily Scarabaeoidea, formerly Lamellicornia; a scarabaeoid.

[From New Latin Lāmellicornia, former superfamily name : lamelli- + Latin cornū, horn; see ker- in Indo-European roots.]

la·mel′li·corn′ adj.
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(Animals) any beetle of the superfamily Lamellicornia, having flattened terminal plates to the antennae: includes the scarabs and stag beetles
1. (Animals) of, relating to, or belonging to the Lamellicornia
2. (Zoology) designating antennae with platelike terminal segments
[C19: from New Latin Lamellicornia plate-horned (animals)]
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(ləˈmɛl ɪˌkɔrn)

1. having antennae that terminate in flattened knobs, as some beetles.
2. a lamellicorn beetle.
[1835–45; < New Latin lāmellicornis; see lamelli-, -corn]
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References in classic literature ?
Numerous Lamellicorn and Heteromerous insects, the latter remarkable for their deeply sculptured bodies, were slowly crawling about; while the lizard tribe, the constant inhabitants of a sandy soil, darted about in every direction.
A catalogue of the type-specimens of the Scarabaeinae (Scarabaeidae) and the smaller Lamellicorn families (Coleoptera) described by G.
[The lamellicorn beetle subfamily Scarabaeinae (Insecta: Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) in the fauna of Russia and adjacent countries.] 1091 figs, 2 col.
On the characters and relationships of the less-known groups of lamellicorn Coleoptera, with descriptions of new species of Hybosorinae, etc.
Species of the genus Pyrgotomyia, which are believed to be parasites of adult lamellicorn beetles active at dusk (as some specimens were collected at light), probably oviposit with their abdomen and oviscape bowed anteriorly; this is the only position, in which the oviscape curved dorsally, can direct the aculeus into the host body.
speculum) lay their eggs on beetle grubs of several lamellicorn (Scarabaeidae) species living under ground, and the newly hatched wasp larvae slowly consume their paralyzed host in their underground cell (see Clausen, 1940; Vereecken & Carriere, 2003).