Definition of Coleoptera. Meaning of Coleoptera. Synonyms of Coleoptera
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Definition of Coleoptera
ColeopteraInsecta In*sec"ta, n. pl. [NL. See Insect.]
1. (Zo["o]l.) One of the classes of Arthropoda, including
those that have one pair of antenn[ae], three pairs of
mouth organs, and breathe air by means of trache[ae],
opening by spiracles along the sides of the body. In this
sense it includes the Hexapoda, or six-legged insects and
the Myriapoda, with numerous legs. See Insect, n.
2. (Zo["o]l.) In a more restricted sense, the Hexapoda alone.
3. (Zo["o]l.) In the most general sense, the Hexapoda,
Myriapoda, and Arachnoidea, combined.
Note: The typical Insecta, or hexapod insects, are divided
into several orders, viz.: Hymenoptera, as the bees
and ants; Diptera, as the common flies and gnats;
Aphaniptera, or fleas; Lepidoptera, or moths and
butterflies; Neuroptera, as the ant-lions and
hellgamite; Coleoptera, or beetles; Hemiptera, as
bugs, lice, aphids; Orthoptera, as grasshoppers and
cockroaches; Pseudoneuroptera, as the dragon flies
and termites; Euplexoptera, or earwings; Thysanura,
as the springtails, podura, and lepisma. See these
words in the Vocabulary.
Coleoptera Co`le*op"te*ra, n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. ?
sheath-winged; ? sheath + ? wing.] (Zo["o]l.)
An order of insects having the anterior pair of wings
(elytra) hard and horny, and serving as coverings for the
posterior pair, which are membranous, and folded transversely
under the others when not in use. The mouth parts form two
pairs of jaws (mandibles and maxill[ae]) adapted for chewing.
Most of the Coleoptera are known as beetles and weevils.
Meaning of Coleoptera from wikipedia
are a group
that form the order Coleoptera
, in the superorder
Endopterygota. Their front
pair of wings
of the order Coleoptera
(beetles) down to the level
of families, following
in "Family-group names
- The Lampyridae
are a family
in the beetle order Coleoptera
with over 2,000 described
species. They are soft-bodied beetles
that are commonly...
insects) were brought together under
the name Coleoptera
. Scarabaeus hercules
– male of Dynastes
hercules Scarabaeus actaeon
- (2018) Molecular evidence
for the subfamilial status
: Elateridae), with comments
on parallel evolution
of some phenotypic
- Reduviidae, Tingidae Paternal
care is known
in some reduviids. Thysanoptera Coleoptera
- (Penn State
University). E. C. Zimmerman
(1994). Australian weevils
: Curculionidae). Volume
1. Orthoceri: Anthribidae
to Attelabidae: the...
- modified, hardened forewing
of certain insect
orders, notably beetles
) and a few of the true bugs (Hemiptera); in most true bugs, the forewings...
- A beetle
is an insect belonging
to the order Coleoptera
or The Beetle
may also refer
(comics), the alias
of a number
- that can be isolated
from the green tiger beetle
(Cicindela campestris, Coleoptera
: Cicindelidae). Tully, JG; Whitcomb, RF; Hackett, KJ; Williamson, DL;...
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