Origin of elater
Examples from the Web for elater
Furthermore, the spirals may be smooth or spinulose the elater uniform throughout or enlarged betimes by nodes and swellings.The North American Slime-Moulds|Thomas H. (Thomas Huston) MacBride
The most remarkable among the elater beetles is the cuculio, or fire-fly, of the tropics.
I have frequently watched the ants make use of these passages mined by the elater on these occasions.Animal Intelligence|George J. Romanes
A remarkable difference obtains between the larva of the wire-worm and that of Elater undulatus.An Introduction to Entomology: Vol. III (of 4)|William Kirby
Hence their name of Elater (derived from the same root as the word elastic).The Insect World|Louis Figuier