- belonging or pertaining to the Scarabaeidae, a family of lamellicorn beetles, including the scarabs, dung beetles, June bugs, and cockchafers.
- any scarabaeid beetle.
Origin of scarabaeid
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Examples from the Web for scarabaeid
The larva of the Scarabaeid is snapped up underground, for the first time.
Then with which Scarabaeid does the empty skin which is still unknown to me correspond?
In both frequency and percentage, scarabaeid beetles constituted the other important food source.
- any beetle of the family Scarabaeidae, including the sacred scarab and other dung beetles, the chafers, goliath beetles, and rhinoceros beetles
- of, relating to, or belonging to the family Scarabaeidae
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