Definition of coleopterist in English:



  • A person who studies or collects beetles.

    • ‘When H. Kulzer was employed as preparator in 1920, the collection was cared for firstly by a coleopterist.’
    • ‘A coleopterist recently wanted to select all waterbeetle records for one or more vice-counties.’
    • ‘Interestingly, it turned out that the Oldham occurrence had been referred by Environmental Health to a coleopterist and comment came back to me via another internet loop - the coleopterist e-group!’
    • ‘E. P. Austin, who was in the mining business, was an amateur coleopterist and published several papers on beetles in the course of the next few years, but he was not active in the Club after 1882.’
    • ‘Parataxonomy is not an office job, as Rob Roughley, the burly Canadian coleopterist once pointed out.’


Mid 19th century: from Coleoptera + -ist.