snapping beetles

snapping beetles
щелкуны (Elateridae)

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  • snapping beetle — noun able to right itself when on its back by flipping into the air with a clicking sound • Syn: ↑click beetle, ↑skipjack • Hypernyms: ↑elaterid beetle, ↑elater, ↑elaterid * * * noun also …   Useful english dictionary

  • Click beetle — Click beetles Click beetle adults and larvae (wireworms) Left: Wheat Wireworm (Agriotes mancus) Right: Sand Wireworm (Horistonotus uhlerii) Scientific classification Kingdom …   Wikipedia

  • wire grub — Wireworm Wire worm , n. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) One of the larv[ae] of various species of snapping beetles, or elaters; so called from their slenderness and the uncommon hardness of the integument. Wireworms are sometimes very destructive to the roots of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wireworm — Wire worm , n. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) One of the larv[ae] of various species of snapping beetles, or elaters; so called from their slenderness and the uncommon hardness of the integument. Wireworms are sometimes very destructive to the roots of plants.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • click beetle — any of numerous beetles of the family Elateridae, having the ability to spring up with a clicking sound when placed on their backs. Also called skipjack, snapping beetle. [1860 65] * * * ▪ insect also called  Skipjack,  Snapping Beetle,  or… …   Universalium

  • termite — /terr muyt/, n. any of numerous pale colored, soft bodied, chiefly tropical social insects, of the order Isoptera, that feed on wood, some being highly destructive to buildings, furniture, etc. Also called white ant. [1775 85; taken as sing. of… …   Universalium

  • arthropod — /ahr threuh pod /, n. 1. any invertebrate of the phylum Arthropoda, having a segmented body, jointed limbs, and usually a chitinous shell that undergoes moltings, including the insects, spiders and other arachnids, crustaceans, and myriapods. adj …   Universalium

  • Life Sciences — ▪ 2009 Introduction Zoology       In 2008 several zoological studies provided new insights into how species life history traits (such as the timing of reproduction or the length of life of adult individuals) are derived in part as responses to… …   Universalium

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  • Defense in insects — Biston betularia: the melanic carbonaria (left) and the more common light colored typica (right) Insects have a wide variety of predators, including birds, reptiles, amphibians …   Wikipedia

  • Eusociality — Insect queen redirects here. For the comics characters, see Insect Queen. A swarming Meat Eater ant colony. Eusociality (Greek eu: good/real + social ) is a term used for the highest level of social organization in a hierarchical classification.… …   Wikipedia


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