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coleopter

[′kō·lē‚äp·tər]
(aerospace engineering)
An aircraft having an annular (barrel-shaped) wing, the engine and body being mounted within the circle of the wing.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

coleopter

An aircraft, usually tail standing vertical/short takeoff and landing (or V/STOL), having an annular wing with the fuselage at the center.
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One aspect observed here but not mentioned in the literature is the effect of pasture irrigation on beetle seasonality, an effect to be anticipated since the phenology of these coleopters in the Neotropics is linked to the rainy season (Halffter and Matthews 1966, Halffter and Edmonds 1982, Moron 2003b, and citations therein).
Extension du milieu souterrain en zone non calcaire; description d'un nouveau milieu et de son peuplement par les coleopters troglobies.