Relating to the "Scarabaeidae" family of beetles.
A beetle of the scarabaeid family, typically having strong spiky forelegs for burrowing.
- ‘The preferred diet consists of ant pupae, sawfly larvae, beetles, scarabaeids, longicorn beetle larvae, and the larvae of cossid moths.’
Mid 19th century: from modern Latin Scarabaeidae (plural), from Latin scarabaeus (see scarab).
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