Definition of Snapping beetle

1. Noun. Able to right itself when on its back by flipping into the air with a clicking sound.

Exact synonyms: Click Beetle, Skipjack
Generic synonyms: Elater, Elaterid, Elaterid Beetle



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Snapping Beetle

snappable
snapped
snapped one's fingers
snapper
snappered
snapperhead
snapperheads
snappers
snappier
snappiest
snappily
snappiness
snappinesses
snapping
snapping-turtle
snapping beetle (current term)
snapping one's fingers
snapping reflex
snapping shrimp
snapping turtle
snappingly
snappings
snappish
snappishly
snappishness
snappishnesses
snappy
snaps
snaps one's fingers
snapsack

Literary usage of Snapping beetle

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1. Report by Oklahoma Adjutant-general's office (1859)
"... and on its under side a large, soft retractile, pro-leg, with six small slender legs anteriorly; changing to a long, rather flat black snapping beetle, ..."

2. A Manual of Dangerous Insects Likely to be Introduced in the United States by United States Bureau of Entomology (1918)
"... snapping beetle, shining black with cinereous pubescence; length 11-12 mm. Larva 18-20 mm. long; a wireworm which feeds in the roots of tobacco and ..."

3. First and Second Report on the Noxious, Beneficial and Other Insects of the by Asa Fitch (1856)
"Running up and down the trunk and limbs in June and the fore part of July; an oblong, brassy-blackish snapping beetle, nearly half an inch long, ..."

4. The American Home Garden: Being Principles and Rules for the Culture of by Alexander Watson (1859)
"The Chrysobothris, or snapper, is described by Fitch as " an oblong, brassy-blackish snapping beetle, nearly half an inch long, its back under the wings ..."

5. First Report on the Noxious, Beneficial and Other Insects, of the State of by Asa Fitch, New York State Agricultural Society (1855)
"Running up and down the trunk and limbs in June and the fore part of July; an oblong, brassy-blackish snapping beetle, nearly half an inch long, ..."

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