fire beetle


Definition of fire beetle

1 : a tropical American beetle of the genus Pyrophorus especially : a common large beetle (P. noctilucus) having powerful luminous organs on the sides of the thorax and base of the abdomen — compare firefly
2 Australia : any of several beetles attracted to firelight

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“Fire beetle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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