brachelytra definition

  • noun-plural:
    • a small grouping of beetles having quick elytra, whilst the rove beetles.
  • others:
    • In Latreille's system of classification, a division of Coleoptera such as the rove-beetles, or Staphylinidæ, which may have the elytra brief, perhaps not almost within the abdomen, the antennæ brief, perhaps not clavate, and in most cases two anal appendages.
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