from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of the numerous stout-bodied, lamellicorn beetles of the family Scarabaeidae, which includes the June beetle and dung beetles.
- adj. Of or belonging to the family Scarabaeidae.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any lamellicorn beetle of the family Scarabaeidae (which includes stag- and dung-beetles).
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- n. any of numerous species of stout-bodied beetles having heads with horny spikes
From New Latin Scarabaeidae, family name, from Scarabaeus, type genus, from Latin scarabaeus, beetle; see scarab.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Ancient Greek κάραβος (karabos, "horned beetle"), via Latin scarabaeus. (Wiktionary)
The invertebrate fauna of the sandy deserts is especially rich, represented by species such as grasshoppers, darkling beetles, scarabaeid beetles, butterflies, termites and ants.