Sentence Examples with the word scarabaeidae

Most of the dominant families - such as the Carabidae (ground-beetles), Scarabaeidae (chafers), or Curculionidae (weevils) have a distribution as wide as the order.

Most of the Scarabaeidae are vegetable-feeders, but one section of the family - represented in temperate countries by the dorbeetles (Geotrupes) (fig.

The Scarabaeidae or chafers are an enormous famil y of about 15,000 species.

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The root-feeding larvae of the cockchafer and allied members of the Scarabaeidae have a ridged area on the mandible, which is scraped by teeth on the maxillae, apparently forming a stridulating organ.