any beetle of the family Elateridae, comprising the click beetles.
belonging or pertaining to the family Elateridae.
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How to use elaterid in a sentence
The tribe of weevils is even much more numerous than that of the elaterid and the Buprestid.The Insect World | Louis Figuier
The larv of the genus elaterid (Fig. 553) are cylindrical, with a scaly skin and very short legs.The Insect World | Louis Figuier
Several of the elaterid larvae, however, gnaw roots and are highly destructive to farm crops.
British Dictionary definitions for elaterid
any of the beetles constituting the widely distributed family Elateridae (click beetles). The group includes the wireworms and certain fireflies
of, relating to, or belonging to the family Elateridae
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