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carpet beetle(Encyclopedia)carpet beetle, name for several beetles that are highly destructive to carpets and upholstery and are classified in the same family as the larder beetles. Adult beetles of this family are pollen eater...
carpet(Encyclopedia)carpet or rug, thick fabric, usually woolen (but often synthetic), commonly used today as a floor covering. Carpet Types and Modern Manufactures A few classifications—Oriental, European handwoven, B...
Brussels carpet(Encyclopedia)Brussels carpet: see carpet.
beetle(Encyclopedia)beetle, common name for insects of the order Coleoptera, which, with more than 300,000 described species, is the largest of the insect orders. Beetles have chewing mouthparts and well-developed antenn...
whirligig beetle(Encyclopedia)whirligig beetle: see water beetle.
ladybird beetle(Encyclopedia)ladybird beetle or ladybug, member of a cosmopolitan beetle family with over 4,000 species, including 350 species in the United States. Ladybird beetles are mostly under 14 in. (6 mm) long and ar...
May beetle(Encyclopedia)May beetle: see June beetle.
diving beetle(Encyclopedia)diving beetle: see water beetle.
scarab beetle(Encyclopedia)scarab beetle or scarab, name for members of a large family of heavy-bodied, oval beetles (the Scarabaeidae), with about 30,000 species distributed throughout most of the world and over 1,200 in North...
blister beetle(Encyclopedia)blister beetle, common name for certain soft-bodied, usually black or brown, mostly elongate and cylindrical beetles belonging to the family Meloidae. Blister beetles are common insects found feeding ...
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