pinacate bug

pi·​na·​ca·​te bug | \ ¦pēnə¦kätē- \

Definition of pinacate bug

: any of several clumsy wingless beetles of the genus Eleodes (family Tenebrionidae) found in arid regions of the Pacific states

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History and Etymology for pinacate bug

Mexican Spanish pinacate, from Nahuatl pinacatl

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“Pinacate bug.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jan. 2021.

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