Definition of Family Elateridae
1. Noun. Click beetles and certain fireflies.
Generic synonyms: Arthropod Family
Group relationships: Coleoptera, Order Coleoptera
Member holonyms: Elater, Elaterid, Elaterid Beetle, Genus Pyrophorus, Pyrophorus, Wireworm
Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Elateridae
Literary usage of Family Elateridae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Biological Control of Insects and Mites: An Introduction to Beneficial by Daniel L. Mahr, Nino M. Ridgway (1993)
"The larvae of the family Elateridae (click beetles) are called wireworms. Several species are crop pests that feed in the soil on seeds, roots, and tubers. ..."
2. Labrador, the Country and the People by Wilfred Thomason Grenfell (1909)
"... living in mossy places, around the roots of plants, etc. beetles of the family Elateridae, and some Then there are some small snapping Buprestidae ..."
3. Injurious and Useful Insects: An Introduction to the Study of Economic by Louis Compton Miall (1902)
"family Elateridae (click-beetles). Antennae variable, often serrate. Prothorax movable on mesothorax. Can leap when placed on their backs (see Lesson 7). ..."