scavenger beetle


noun

any beetle of the mostly aquatic family Hydrophilidae, having clubbed antennae and long palps, and usually feeding on decaying vegetation

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Example sentences from the Web for scavenger beetle

  • His correct name is, I think, the scavenger-beetle, though we used a much more uncomplimentary term.

  • A pretty chief, truly; you are like the scavenger-beetle, and think of yourself only; you have not the heart of a chief.

    Black Ivory|R.M. Ballantyne