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screech beetle Line breaks: screech bee¦tle

Definition of screech beetle in English:

noun

An oval convex water beetle with large eyes, which lives in muddy pools. When held it squeaks by rubbing the tip of the abdomen against the wing cases.
  • Hygrobia hermanni, family Hygrobiidae

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