Definition of Family Elateridae

1. Noun. Click beetles and certain fireflies.

Exact synonyms: Elateridae
Generic synonyms: Arthropod Family
Group relationships: Coleoptera, Order Coleoptera
Member holonyms: Elater, Elaterid, Elaterid Beetle, Genus Pyrophorus, Pyrophorus, Wireworm

Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Elateridae

family Drepanididae
family Dromaeosauridae
family Droseraceae
family Drosophilidae
family Dryopteridaceae
family Dugongidae
family Dytiscidae
family Ebenaceae
family Echeneidae
family Echeneididae
family Edaphosauridae
family Eimeriidae
family Elaeagnaceae
family Elaeocarpaceae
family Elapidae
family Elateridae (current term)
family Electrophoridae
family Eleotridae
family Elephantidae
family Elopidae
family Embiotocidae
family Empetraceae
family Emydidae
family Endamoebidae
family Engraulidae
family Enterobacteriaceae
family Entolomataceae
family Entomophthoraceae
family Epacridaceae
family Ephedraceae

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). ..."

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