pentamera definition

  • noun-plural:
    • a thorough unit of Coleoptera, including those that ordinarily have five-jointed tarsi. It embraces approximately half of all known types of the Coleoptera.
  • others:
    • several Coleoptera, containing; those groups of beetles most of the tarsi that are five-jointed (with some anomalous exceptions).
    • A prime division of the hymenopterous family Chalcididæ, comprising 13 subfamilies, in which the tarsi are five-jointed.
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