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Adephaga is a suborder of Coleoptera, described by Schellenberg in 1806.

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Google previewAustralian Beetles Volume 1 (2013)

Morphology, Classification and Keys by Adam Slipinski, John Lawrence

Adephaga is a relatively large, monophyletic group of highly specialised beetles that differ from Archostemata and Myxophaga in having a secondary mesal articulation oftheprocoxae, relatively immobile metacoxae, six abdominal ...

Google previewThe Book of Beetles (2014)

A Life-Size Guide to Six Hundred of Nature's Gems by Patrice Bouchard

The suborder Adephaga is a diverse group of highly specialized beetles. The adults are primarily characterized by the two-segmented palp-like galea of the maxilla, the antennae that usually have 11 antennomeres, the enlarged hind coxae ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Inland Waters (2009)

Adephaga. Mostfamilies ofAdephaga are entirely aquatic, leading to a speculationthat development ofhardened elytra...

Thelargest Adephaga family, Carabidae with 40 000+ species, however,is almostentirely terrestrial, and those species ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia Britannica (1910)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information by Hugh Chisholm

Adephaga. — This tribe includes beetles of carnivorous habit with five segments on every foot, simple thread-like feelers...

tubes of Adephaga small yolk-chambers alternate with the egg- chambers, while in all ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Ecology and Environmental Management (2009)

Suborder Adephaga includes eight families of beetles, nearly all predacious except Rhysodidae (wrinkled bark beetles), which live on decaying wood. Cicindelidae (tiger beetles) and Carabidae (ground beetles) are mostly terrestrial ; most ...

Google previewDictionary of Entomology, Plant Pathology and Nematology (1998)

by O. P. Singh, S. K. Srivastava

Adephaga: A suborder of order Co- leoptcra, comprising families in which both adults and larvae are usually active and predatory, e.g. Ground beatlc. Tiger beetle. Adherence: The property of a substance to adhere or stick to a given surface.

Google previewConcise Illustrated Dictionary of Biocontrol Terms (2015)

by Vladimir V. Gouli, Svetlana Y. Gouli, Jose A.P. Marcelino

Adephaga one of four suborders of beetles, comprising families with predatory behavior, such as ground beetles (Carabidae) and tiger beetles (Cicindelidae).

Google previewDictionary of Invertebrate Zoology --Paperback (2010)

by Maggenti Mary Ann, Maggenti Armand, Gardner Scott

the coleopteran Adephaga. filiform a. [L. filum, thread] 1. Hairlike or threadlike. 2. (CNID) Used to describe thread-like tentacles tapering to a point. Filippi's ...

Google previewA Technological Dictionary: explaining the terms of the arts, sciences, literature, professions and trades (1846)


The adephaga of Clairville, corresponds with carnivora of Cuvier. ADEPT, from ad and apto. A name assumed by alchymists, who had attaine extraordinary skill in alchymical re searches. The term is now used in wider sense, to denote great ...

Google previewUniversal Dictionary of the English Language: Ine-Rhe (1897)

by Robert Hunter, Charles Morris

It is divided into seven tribes : Adephaga, ...

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Scrabble value of A1D2E1P3H4A1G2A1

The value of this 8-letter word is 15 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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