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  • n. Any member of the Histeridae.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A member of the family Histeridæ.
  • Of or belonging to the coleopterous family Histeridæ.


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  • With the release of the histerid beetle Teretriosoma nigrescens against the Larger grain borer (Prostephanus truncatus) in Togo and Kenya a milestone has been set in biological control of stored product pests affecting granaries at the small-scale farmer level.

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  • Many guests were plodding along with the ants, mostly staphylinids of which we secured five species, a brown histerid beetle, a tiny chalcid, and several Phorid flies, one of which was winged.

    Edge of the Jungle


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