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A beetle of a family (Tenebrionidae) that comprises the darkling beetles.
- ‘I also found quite a few woodlice and some tenebrionid beetles.’
- ‘I found a couple black tenebrionid beetles hiding under debris.’
- ‘Also on his page are pictures of a large tenebrionid beetle and a camel spider.’
- ‘I found a large numbers of small black tenebrionid beetles.’
- ‘All of the newly emerged seedlings were consumed and killed by a tenebrionid beetle.’
1920s: from modern Latin Tenebrionidae (plural), from tenebrio night spirit.
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