Definition of darkling beetle in English:

darkling beetle

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noun

  • A dark-coloured nocturnal beetle, typically with reduced or absent wings.
    • Family Tenebrionidae: numerous genera and species
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    • 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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