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beetle

(bēt′l)
n.
1. Any of numerous insects of the order Coleoptera, having biting or chewing mouthparts and forewings modified to form horny coverings that protect the underlying pair of membranous hind wings when at rest.
2. An insect resembling a member of the order Coleoptera.
intr.v. bee·tled, bee·tling, bee·tles
To make one's way or move like a beetle: "Chambermaids ... beetled from bedroom to bedroom loaded with ... champagne" (Vanity Fair).

beetle

any member of the insect order COLEOPTERA.
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First record of Reesa vespulae (Milliron, 1939) (Coleoptera, Dermestidae), an introduced species of dermestid beetle in Poland.
The biology of the dermestid beetles Trogoderma granarium Everts and Trogoderma versicolor (Creutz.
1), the dermestid beetle pheromone artefact, from (S)-2-methyl1-butanol showed (S)-2 to be dextrorotatory.
Left until the following autumn, the skull will be cleaned entirely of all soft, nutritious tissue by various arthropods, especially dermestid beetles and various species of flies that lay their eggs in the flesh.
It all started five years ago, when I became enamored of dermestid beetles and bought a small colony.
Dermestid beetles and some other insect pests associated with stored silkworm cocoons in India, including a world list of Dermestid species found attacking this commodity.
All spiders were fed with both houseflies and dermestid beetles for a month (insects were randomly offered twice a week) in order to attain similar nutritional status.
Dan notes that bird skeletons did not become a standard part of museum collections until the 1930's with the use of dermestid beetles to clean the delicate skeletons; he thinks that skeletons have been underutilized in systematic research.
The dank cave floor swarms with flesh-eating dermestid beetles, which museums often employ to clean animal skeletons; should a maladroit bat fall into their midst, they'll reduce it to bones in minutes.
The lower layer possessed dermestid and tenbrionid larvae, as well as latrine fly pupae.
Carcasses were macerated with dermestid beetles and the right and left side mandibles separated in preparation for measurement.