Carabid



noun
any typically dark-coloured beetle of the family Carabidae, including the bombardier and other ground beetles
adjective
of, relating to, or belonging to the Carabidae
Historical Examples

Of these, 2.23 per cent are the predacious ground beetles (carabid), generally considered useful.
Food Habits of the Thrushes of the United States F. E. L. Beal

It was what one might have expected of these carabid, lawless hunters one and all.
The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles Jean Henri Fabre

The carabid larva is an active well-armoured grub with the legs and cerci variable in length.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 6 Various

This insect is one of the most magnificent carabid known, and is nearly two inches in length.
Travels in the Central Parts of Indo-China (Siam), Cambodia, and Laos (Vol. 2 of 2) Henri Mouhot

The eyes of the carabid are very prominent, which allows them to see their prey 484 at a great distance.
The Insect World Louis Figuier

carabidoid: applied to the second stage of a meloid larva, when it resembles that of a carabid.
Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology John. B. Smith

Scaritid, skr′i-tid, adj. pertaining to carabid beetles of Scarites or related genera.
Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 4 of 4: S-Z and supplements) Various

Wasps (Polistes) placed in terraria were avoided, as were carabid beetles and reduviid bugs.
Life History and Ecology of the Five-lined Skink, Eumeces fasciatus Henry S. Fitch

The closely allied Ground-beetles (carabid) furnish us with equally interesting and instructive proofs of a migration from Asia.
The History of the European Fauna R. F. Scharff

The carabid and the Heteromera are the most abundant groups, the former furnishing six and the latter nine species.
Island Life Alfred Russel Wallace

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