Definition of Ground beetle
1. Noun. Predacious shining black or metallic terrestrial beetle that destroys many injurious insects.
Generic synonyms: Beetle
Group relationships: Carabidae, Family Carabidae
Specialized synonyms: Bombardier Beetle, Calosoma
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Literary usage of Ground beetle
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1. General Biology: A Book of Outlines and Practical Studies for the General by James George Needham (1910)
"... ture of ground beetle and diving beetle. Materials needed: A supply of specimens ... examination of the external structures, first of the ground beetle, ..."
2. Chambers's Encyclopædia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge for the People (1878)
"CORN ground beetle ... with rusty jaws and legs, very broad and convex, the wings large, the antennae short and Corn ground beetle: 1, larva, magnified; 2, ..."
3. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1889)
"In carp., the sill for a frame. ground-beetle (ground'be'tl), ». A predatory beetle of the ... To the herbivorous group belongs the murky ground-beetle, ..."
4. The Minnesota Horticulturist by Minnesota State Horticultural Society (1886)
"A very useful species is the Rummaging ground-beetle ... Another species equally valuable and almost as attractive is the Fiery ground- beetle (Calosoma ..."