Pinacate bug
Pinacate bug Pin`a*ca"te bug [Orig. uncert.] Any of several clumsy, wingless beetles of the genus {Eleodes}, found in the Pacific States. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • pinacate bug — |pēnə|käd.ē noun Etymology: Mexican Spanish pinacate, from Nahuatl pinacatl : any of several clumsy wingless beetles of the genus Eleodes (family Tenebrionidae) found in arid regions of the Pacific states …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pinacate beetle — Taxobox image caption = regnum = Animalia phylum = Arthropoda classis = Insecta ordo = Coleoptera subordo = Polyphaga superfamilia = Tenebrionoidea familia = Tenebrionidae genus = EleodesThe pinacate beetle, also known as the stink beetle, is a… …   Wikipedia

  • darkling beetle — any brown or black beetle of the family Tenebrionidae, the larvae of which feed on dead or decaying plant material, fungi, stored grain, etc. Also called tenebrionid. [1810 20] * * *       any member of the approximately 12,000 species of the… …   Universalium

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