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ground beetle

Any of several families of beetles that are primarily found on or near the ground. Milly screamed and ran across the backyard after she overturned a stone and disrupted a group of ground beetles.
See also: beetle, ground

beetle

n. the original Volkswagen automobile. I remember when people used to put big windup keys on their beetles to make them look like windup toys.
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To test the products at the low rate against 2 distinct sugarcane beetle populations, insecticide trials were conducted at 2 times of the year: against beetles emerging in spring-early summer and beetles emerging in the fall.
It was then he bought his very first Beetle - a 1956 oval window model for PS120.
If you get so enamored with beetles that you'd like to raise some of your own, Evans offers tips on setting up a beetle aquarium and on rearing larvae gathered from various sources such as in water, under bark or in decaying wood.
Lokman Aslan, director of the YE-zE-ncE- Yyl University Wild Animal Protection and Rehabilitation Center, said: "The rhinoceros beetle is the biggest insect in Europe.
The Beetle Pink Color Edition is painted in Pink Metallic, with door mirror housings and side body mouldings painted in contrasting grey, the dashpad finished in high-gloss Titanium Black, piping executed in white and small Beetle flags in red.
A few other animals have been proven to use stars for orientation, but the dung beetle is the first animal proven to use the galaxy.
Mountain pine beetle outbreaks are instead highly irregular in occurrence.
The traps will ultimately assist the cooperative Asian longhorned beetle eradication program with survey efforts, and if beetles are found in the traps, then surveys would be conducted to identify the level of infested areas and find any infested trees," Ms.
There seem to be three main reasons why previously comparatively innocuous beetle outbreaks have become country-sized areas of dead trees.
While the interior of the New Beetle had cues that can be considered "cute," the 2012 Beetle is more business-like (e.
As a sign of climate change, the current bark beetle outbreak raises alarming questions about the future of our forests.
The one that was seen in large numbers last fall was the nonnative multicoloured Asian lady beetle (Harmonia axyridis).
The unusual insect is a Morimus Asper beetle is possibly the only one in the country and experts said his days are numbered if he does not breed.
Bark Beetle Outbreaks in Western North America: Causes and Consequences is a flat-spined, softcover summary of an urgent environmental problem: the destruction that bark beetle infestations have wreaked, particularly since 1990.
Before they leave the comforts of their captive breeding facility, George Keeney, an entomologist at OSU, places one female beetle and one male in a plastic container to "get to know each other.