Definition of Coleoptera. Meaning of Coleoptera. Synonyms of Coleoptera

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Definition of Coleoptera

Coleoptera
Insecta 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. See Hexapoda. 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
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

- Beetles are a group of insects that form the order Coleoptera, in the superorder Endopterygota. Their front pair of wings are hardened into wing-cases...
- subgroups of the order Coleoptera (beetles) down to the level of families, following the system in "Family-group names in Coleoptera (Insecta)", Bouchard...
- The Lampyridae are a family of insects in the beetle order Coleoptera with over 2,000 described species. They are soft-bodied beetles that are commonly...
- earwigs and orthopteroid insects) were brought together under the name Coleoptera. Scarabaeus hercules – male of Dynastes hercules  Scarabaeus actaeon –...
- (2018) Molecular evidence for the subfamilial status of Tetralobinae (Coleoptera: Elateridae), with comments on parallel evolution of some phenotypic characters...
- Reduviidae, Tingidae Paternal care is known in some reduviids. Thysanoptera Coleoptera. Species and clades in multiple families: Erotylidae,Scarabaeidae,Silvanidae...
- (Penn State University). E. C. Zimmerman (1994). Australian weevils (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Volume 1. Orthoceri: Anthribidae to Attelabidae: the...
- modified, hardened forewing of certain insect orders, notably beetles (Coleoptera) and a few of the true bugs (Hemiptera); in most true bugs, the forewings...
- A beetle is an insect belonging to the order Coleoptera. Beetle or The Beetle may also refer to: Beetle (comics), the alias of a number of characters in...
- 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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