Certain species of the elater beetles are familiar to every school-boy.
Hence their name of elater (derived from the same root as the word elastic).
The most remarkable among the elater beetles is the cuculio, or fire-fly, of the tropics.
Furthermore, the spirals may be smooth or spinulose the elater uniform throughout or enlarged betimes by nodes and swellings.
I have frequently watched the ants make use of these passages mined by the elater on these occasions.
She doubtless has confounded it with the Cucujus, elater noctilucus.
A remarkable difference obtains between the larva of the wire-worm and that of elater undulatus.
It is the elater, or still more scientifically, the Pyrophorus noctilucus.