Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Gluttonous; of or pertaining to the Adephaga: as, adephagous beetles.
“Geometrid: larva which, when walking, alternately elevate and straighten the middle of their body: opposed to rectigrade; q.v. Geodephagous: = adephagous; q.v. Geodromica: terrestrial Heteroptera in which the antennae are not concealed.”
“Hydradephaga; - ous: applied to aquatic, predatory pentamerous beetles with filiform antennae: see adephagous.”
“Some adephagous larvae, notably those of the large carnivorous water-beetles (Dyticus), often destructive to tadpoles and young fish, have completely armoured bodies as well as long jointed legs.”
“Most of the adephagous larvae (fig. 13) have a pair of stiff processes on the ninth abdominal segment, and the insect, from its general likeness to a bristle-tail of the genus Campodea, is often called a _campodeiform_ larva (Brauer, 1869).”
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