Definition of Family scarabaeidae
1. Noun. Scarab or dung beetles.
Generic synonyms: Arthropod Family
Group relationships: Lamellicornia, Superfamily Lamellicornia
Member holonyms: Scarabaean, Scarabaeid, Scarabaeid Beetle, Genus Scarabaeus, Genus Popillia, Popillia, Anomala, Genus Anomala, Melolonthidae, Subfamily Melolonthidae, Cetoniidae, Subfamily Cetoniidae
Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Scarabaeidae
Literary usage of Family scarabaeidae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Applied Entomology; an Introductory Text-book of Insects in Their Relations by Henry Torsey Fernald (1921)
"family scarabaeidae (Lamellicorn beetles).—This is a very large and important family of beetles, containing many pests. ..."
2. Injurious and Useful Insects: An Introduction to the Study of Economic by Louis Compton Miall (1902)
"The stag-beetle is the largest British beetle. The male is remarkable for its large and very variable mandibles. family scarabaeidae (chafers). ..."
3. An Introduction to Entomology by John Henry Comstock, Anna Botsford Comstock (1888)
"In many beetles of the family Scarabaeidae each mandible consists of several more or less distinct sclerites. This is wel. shown in the mandible of Euphoria ..."