Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a family of nocturnal, terrestrial insects consisting of the ground beetles, which feed chiefly on other insects.

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  • n. ground beetles

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Examples

  • On land, there are a land crab Gecarcinus malpilensis, lizards Anolis agassizi and Diploglossus millepunctatus, a beetle Platynus carabidae, and a gecko Phyllodactylus transversalis, but no mammals.

    Malpelo Island Flora and Fauna Sanctuary, Colombia

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