from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A rove-beetle, as a member of the Staphylinidæ.
- Of or pertaining to the family Staphylinidæ; staphylinine.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Zoöl.) Any rove beetle.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun zoology Any of the
beetle familyStaphylinidae, the rove beetles.
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
Spider mites, Mononychellus tanajoa and Tetranychus cinnabarinus, sometimes affect the crop; mitetolerant cultivars have been developed and M. tanajoa is attacked by predaceous mites and staphylinid beetles, so that chemical control should not be necessary.
Finally, it may be mentioned that Lieutenant Nordquist found under stones and pieces of drift-wood a few insects, among them a beetle (a _staphylinid_).