Definition of cardinal beetle in English:

cardinal beetle

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  • A mainly bright red beetle with feathery or comb-like antennae, which typically lives under loose bark.
    • Family Pyrochroidae: several genera
    More example sentences
    • Then we return to Lady Spring Wood, home to the cardinal beetle.
    • Rather scarce, the cardinal beetles can sometimes be seen at the edge of woodland, as was the case here.
    • This distinctively-coloured cardinal beetle has a somewhat flattened shape and comb-like antennae.

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