from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • A division of Coleoptera including those which have but three joints in the tarsi.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In entomology: A division of Coleoptera, including those beetles whose tarsi have normally three joints apiece. Also called Pseudotrimera. See cut under lady-bird. Compare Tetramera and Pentamera, and see tarsal system (under tarsal).
  • A section of the hymenopterous family Chalcididæ, including the forms with three-jointed tarsi. They all belong to the subfamily Trichogramminæ. See cut under


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  • The upland moor consists primarily of heath/scrub plants, with Erica excelsa, Philippia trimera, Adenocarpus mannii, Protea kilimandscharica, Stoebe kilimandscharica, Myrica meyeri-johannis, and Myrsine africana.

    Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania

  • The tree heathers include Phillippia trimera, P. kingaensis, P. phillippia and P. johnstonii, some up to 20 m high and most are draped with usnea lichen.

    Rwenzori Mountains National Park, Uganda

  • Arthrium: Coleoptera; the minute, concealed tarsal joint in pseudotetramera and trimera.

    Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology

  • (a) Carqueja Amarga (Baccharis trimera Less), with bitter properties and thus favouring and stimulating digestion.

    Chapter 12


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