carabid beetle meaning

  "carabid beetle" in a sentence
Noun: carabid beetle
  1. Predacious shining black or metallic terrestrial beetle that destroys many injurious insects
    - ground beetle

Derived forms: carabid beetles

Type of: beetle

Part of: Carabidae, family Carabidae

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  1. There were three identified endemic species of carabid beetle found on the Queen Charlotte Islands.
  2. Straneo showed an early interest in biology and began collecting insects, eventually focusing on carabid beetles.
  3. Rare Carabid beetles scuttle around the mountain tops, making the hills an officially designated " site of special scientific interest ."
  4. A study found that the thicker mucus can prevent predation by Carabid beetles, but that this mucus becomes exhausted after three minutes of stimulation.
  5. Bombardier beetles have well-developed, like other carabid beetles, pygidial glands that empty from the lateral edges of the intersegment membranes between the seventh and eighth abdominal segments.

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