ground beetle definition

  • noun:
    • See carabid.
    • certainly one of numerous types of carnivorous beetles of family members Carabidæ, residing mainly in burrows or under stones, etc.
    • A predatory beetle of the family members Carabidœ: so called from the mode of life, the majority of the species becoming discovered running on the floor or concealed throughout the day under stones alongside items.
    • predacious shining black colored or metallic terrestrial beetle that damages numerous injurious pests

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