- found: Merriam-Webster online dictionary, May 22, 2012: coleoptera (1: capitalized: the largest order of insects comprising the beetles and weevils and being distinguished by a pair of forewings that are usually hard and rigid, are never used for flight, and serve as a protective covering for the delicate flight wings and the upper surface of the abdomen. 2: insects that are beetles. --coleopteran noun or adjective) coleopterology (a branch of zoology that deals with the Coleoptera)
- found: Wikipedia, May 22, 2012: Beetle (Coleoptera is an order of insects commonly called beetles. The study of beetles is called coleopterology, and its practitioners are coleopterists; Classification: Class Insecta, Subclass Pterygota, Infraclass Neoptera, Superorder Endopterygota, Order Coleoptera)
- found: TheFreeDictionary.com, May 22, 2012 (coleopterology: the branch of entomology that studies beetles and weevils)
- found: Staeben, J.C. The effects of fire and fire surrogate forest management practices on coleopterans in the Clemson Experimental Forest, 2003.
- found: Ladybug beetles & other coleopterans, c2006.
- 1986-02-11: new
- 2012-07-30: revised
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