from The Century Dictionary.

  • Gluttonous; of or pertaining to the Adephaga: as, adephagous beetles.


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  • Geometrid: larva which, when walking, alternately elevate and straighten the middle of their body: opposed to rectigrade; q.v. Geodephagous: = adephagous; q.v. Geodromica: terrestrial Heteroptera in which the antennae are not concealed.

    Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology John. B. Smith

  • Hydradephaga; - ous: applied to aquatic, predatory pentamerous beetles with filiform antennae: see adephagous.

    Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology John. B. Smith

  • Some adephagous larvae, notably those of the large carnivorous water-beetles (Dyticus), often destructive to tadpoles and young fish, have completely armoured bodies as well as long jointed legs.

    The Life-Story of Insects 1902

  • Most of the adephagous larvae (fig. 13) have a pair of stiff processes on the ninth abdominal segment, and the insect, from its general likeness to a bristle-tail of the genus Campodea, is often called a _campodeiform_ larva (Brauer, 1869).

    The Life-Story of Insects 1902


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  • adj. - gluttonous

    May 15, 2008