caraboid definition

  • adjective:
    • Of or regarding the caraboid larva.
    • Like, or with respect to the genus Carabus.
    • Of or relating to the caraboid larva.
    • Like, or with respect to the genus Carabus.
  • others:
    • Of or regarding the genus Carabus; resembling a carabus.
    • Of or with respect to the next larval stage of bugs which go through hypermetamorphosis, once the blister-beetles, Meloidæ. The caraboid phase succeeds the triunguline and precedes the scarabæoid phase. Additionally carabidoid.
    • Of or regarding the genus Carabus; resembling a carabus.
    • Of or pertaining to the 2nd larval phase of insects which go through hypermetamorphosis, while the blister-beetles, Meloidæ. The caraboid phase succeeds the triunguline and precedes the scarabæoid stage. Also carabidoid.
  • noun:
    • a part associated with the genus Carabus, or of the family Carabidæ; a carabus.
    • A member of the genus Carabus, or regarding the family Carabidæ; a carabus.
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