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A small long-legged scavenging beetle, the female of which has a rounded body that gives it a spider-like appearance.
- ‘While spider beetles are common and widespread, they are not as abundant nor well known as other household pests.’
- ‘Pupation of spider beetles often occurs in small cavities that they chew out of wood or other soft materials.’
- ‘A number of insects that live within birds' nests can find their way indoors - such as carpet beetles, house moths, spider beetles and the martin bug.’
- ‘The two focal groups currently are spider beetles and dung beetles.’
- ‘They get their common name, spider beetles, from the resemblance of adults to small spiders.’
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Before you run for the hills, let’s run through a list of ‘run’ expressions that are running through our minds.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.