Scarabaeidae

plural noun
Scar·​a·​bae·​i·​dae | \ -ēəˌdē \

Definition of Scarabaeidae

: a family of stout-bodied lamellicorn beetles now usually restricted to beetles (as the tumblebugs or scarabaeus) of subsocial habits that feed on dung but sometimes especially formerly extended to include the plant-feeding rhinoceros beetles, flower beetles, leaf chafers and others that are usually placed in separate families — compare cetoniidae , dung beetle, melolonthidae, rutelinidae

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History and Etymology for Scarabaeidae

New Latin, from Scarabaeus, type genus + -idae

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“Scarabaeidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Scarabaeidae. Accessed 27 Jul. 2021.

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