A beetle of the scarab family (Scarabaeidae), typically having strong spiky forelegs for burrowing.
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- The preferred diet consists of ant pupae, sawfly larvae, beetles, scarabaeids, longicorn beetle larvae, and the larvae of cossid moths.
mid 19th century: from modern Latin Scarabaeidae (plural), from Latin scarabaeus (see scarab).
Definition of scarabaeid in:
- The US English dictionary