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  • proper noun A taxonomic family within the superfamily Tenebrionoidea — the darkling beetles.


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  • The Namib Desert is best known for its high species richness of beetles, particularly those belonging to the family Tenebrionidae.

    Namib desert 2008

  • The only animal species known to be extinct in this ecoregion are two species of Aegla (Crustacea) and some species of the family Tenebrionidae (Coleoptera).

    Valdivian temperate forests 2007

  • Numerous insect groups (Orthoptera, Homoptera, Tenebrionidae, Meloidae, Curculionidae, and Scarabaeidae) are well adapted to the arid desert steppe.

    Gobi Lakes Valley desert steppe 2007

  • For example, there is a marked difference in sensitivity to JHAs between the Tenebrionidae and Curculionidae.

    Chapter 7 1994

  • The available information largely describes the effects of IGRs when applied to grain, and their long-term efficacy against Curculionidae and Tenebrionidae.

    Chapter 7 1994

  • Tenebrionidae {39} that favour underrock shelters; segments of Iuli, {40} bleached by the sun; shells of Pupae, {41} common among the stones; and, lastly, Snail-shells, selected from among the smallest.

    The Life of the Spider Jean-Henri Fabre 1869

  • Orthoptera, Homoptera, Tenebrionidae, Meloidae, Curculionidae, Scarabaeidae) that are well adapted to the arid desert steppe are closely associated with plants such as Caragana spp. and Artemisia spp. that dominate the basin.

    Great Lakes Basin desert steppe 2007


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