Definition of rove beetle in English:

rove beetle

Syllabification: rove bee·tle

noun

  • A long-bodied beetle with very short wing cases, typically found among decaying matter where it may scavenge or prey on other scavengers.
    • Family Staphylinidae: numerous genera
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    • The medical education director said the bugs - more than an eighth of an inch long - belong to the Staphylinidae rove beetle family of insects.
    • He offers no evidence except to show that a certain type of rove beetle can produce complex behaviour.
    • This dung or carrion mimicry attracts flesh flies, rove beetles, and even mosquitoes, all of which have been observed with pollen on them.

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