Histeridae

plural noun His·ter·i·dae \hiˈsterəˌdē\

Definition of Histeridae

  1. :  a family of rather sluggish dark-colored and often shining beetles that live chiefly in decaying organic matter and have larvae which prey on other insects and insect larvae

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Origin and Etymology of histeridae

New Latin, from Hister, type genus + -idae


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