buprestidan definition

  • noun:
    • certainly one of a tribe of beetles, for the genus Buprestis and allied genera, usually with brilliant metallic tints, whoever larvae are destructive to trees.
    • One of a tribe of beetles, of the genus Buprestis and allied genera, usually with brilliant metallic colors. The larvæ are usually borers in timber, or beneath bark, and are often very destructive to trees.
    • Same as buprestid.
    • One of a tribe of beetles, of genus Buprestis and allied genera, generally with brilliant metallic tints, whoever larvae are destructive to trees.
    • among a tribe of beetles, of the genus Buprestis and allied genera, typically with brilliant metallic colors. The larvæ are borers in timber, or beneath bark, and so are often extremely destructive to trees.
    • Same as buprestid.
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