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scarabaeid Line breaks: scara|baeid
Pronunciation: /ˌskarəˈbiːɪd/

Definition of scarabaeid in English:


A beetle of the scarab family (Scarabaeidae), typically having strong spiky forelegs for burrowing.
Example sentences
  • 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).

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