darkling beetle

noun

Definition of darkling beetle

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

1816

First Known Use of darkling beetle

1816


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