Definition of darkling beetle in English:

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darkling beetle


A dark-colored nocturnal beetle, typically with reduced or absent wings.
  • Family Tenebrionidae: numerous genera and species.
Example sentences
  • A new insecticide labelled for control of darkling beetles, hide beetles and flies, known as orthoboric acid, provides long residual control up to nine to twelve months or longer.
  • Hide beetles are larger than darkling beetles, about 1/3 inch long, dark brown on top, with a mostly white undersurface (belly).
  • In the field experiments, generalist aphids and darkling beetles were the dominant herbivores.

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Syllabification: dark·ling bee·tle

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