Sphaeriidae


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Sphaeriidae

[sfə′rī·ə‚dē]
(invertebrate zoology)
The minute bog beetles, a small family of coleopteran insects in the suborder Myxophaga.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Sphaeriidae

 

a family of small hemispherical beetles measuring 0.6–1.0 mm in length. The hind wings have a fringe of long hairs, and the elytra are not reduced. The beetles live along shores in sand and flotsam. One species occurs in the USSR. The family has not been widely studied.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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