darkling beetle definition

  • noun:
    • A beetle associated with the household Tenebrionidae, having a brown or black colored human body and feeding on rotting plant life, living plants, or stored grain. Its present in multiple habitats, including deserts. Also known as tenebrionid.
    • sluggish hard-bodied black colored terrestrial weevil whoever larvae prey on e.g. decaying plant product or whole grain

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