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  • noun Plural form of malacoderm.

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Examples

  • The pretty longicorn, Callia albicornis, closely resembles two species of malacoderms (Silis chalybeipennis and Colyphus signaticollis), all being small beetles with red head and thorax and bright blue elytra, and all three have been found at Panama.

    Darwinism (1889)

  • Many other species of Callia also resemble other malacoderms; and the longicorn genus Lycidola has been named from its resemblance to various species of the Lycidae, one of the species here figured (Lycidola belti) being a good mimic of Calopteron corrugatum and of several other allied species, all being of about the same size and found at Chontales.

    Darwinism (1889)

  • Some other groups of beetles, as the Elateridae and Eucnemidae, also deceptively mimic malacoderms.

    Darwinism (1889)

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