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darkling beetle

noun

Definition of darkling beetle

  1. :  any of a family (Tenebrionidae) of firm-bodied mostly dark-colored vegetable-feeding nocturnal beetles which often have vestigial and functionless wings and whose larvae are usually hard cylindrical worms (as a mealworm) —called also tenebrionid



1816

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1816


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