Definition of Family Cleridae
1. Noun. Beetles that prey on other insects.
Generic synonyms: Arthropod Family
Group relationships: Coleoptera, Order Coleoptera
Member holonyms: Clerid, Clerid Beetle
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Cleridae
Literary usage of Family Cleridae
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)
"family Cleridae Checkered beetles These small beetles (figure 32) are usually less than 10 mm long and are often brightly colored with red or yellow and ..."
2. A Manual for the Study of Insects by John Henry Comstock, Anna Botsford Comstock (1895)
"The family Cleridae includes a considerable number of species which are found on flowers and on the trunks of trees. Many of them are beautifully marked ..."
3. The Canadian Entomologist by Entomological Society of Canada (1863-1871), Entomological Society of Canada (1951- ), Entomological Society of Ontario (1875)
"They should have preceded the family Cleridae < p. 109 of the present volume. In the reprint which we are prep they will appear in their proper place.—ED. ..."
4. Entomology for Beginners for the Use of Young Folks, Fruit-growers, Farmers by Alpheus Spring Packard (1888)
"family Cleridae.—Antennae inserted at the sides of the front, usual ly 11-jointed, rarely clubbed; tarsi 5-jointed,with membranous lobes beneath the four ..."
5. Publishers Weekly by Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company (1921)
"Boving, Adam G., and Champlain, AB Larvae of North American beetles of the family cleridae. various paging, il. pis. О (No. 2323—from the proceedings of the ..."
6. The Malay Archipelago, the Land of the Orang-utan and the Bird of Paradise by Alfred Russel Wallace (1877)
"The curious beetles of the family Cleridae, which are found chiefly on bark and rotten wood, were finer than I have seen them elsewhere ..."