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any beetle of the family Buprestidae, comprising wood-boring beetles of a metallic luster.
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any beetle of the mainly tropical family Buprestidae, the adults of which are brilliantly coloured and the larvae of which bore into and cause damage to trees, roots, etc
of, relating to, or belonging to the family Buprestidae


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