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Coleoptera


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Term Type

Art & Architecture Thesaurus

Preferred Term

Coleoptera

Details

Members of an order containing over 350,000 known living species of insects having the upper pair of wings converted into hard sheaths or wing-cases (elytra) that close over the back, and protect the lower or true wings, which most species are able to use in flight.

Variations

beetle

beetles

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