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Etymology of the scientific species names of the beetle fauna of Germany

The etymology module allows to "translate" many scientific species names of the beetles from the German fauna. Often, their names are derived from Latin or ancient Greek words which describe the beetle and its properties. Those interested to learn what Harpalus rufipes actually means, have found the right place on The basis of this module is the publication "Erklärung der wissenschaftlichen Käfernamen aus Reitters Fauna Germanica" by Sigmund Schenkling, published in 1917 at K.G. Lutz in Stuttgart. I have added some editorial amendments and translated the entire work into English.

Search: Scientific species name, genus, species suffix, ≥2 characters. Case sensitive!

Matching terms: 11

aterrimus, a, um
(atérrimus, a, um)
deep black
biinterruptus, a, um
(biinterrúptus, a, um)
twice interrupted
interrogationis, e
(interrogatiōnis, e)
interruptemaculatus, a, um
(interruptemaculātus, a, um)
interrúptus, interrupted, and maculātus, spotted
interruptestriatus, a, um
(interruptestriātus, a, um)
interrúptus, interrupted, and striātus, striped
interruptus, a, um
(interrúptus, a, um)
mediterraneus, a, um
(mediterrāneus, a, um)
occurring at the Mediterranean
subterraneus, a, um
(subterránĕus a, um)
terrestris, e
(terréstris, e)
living on or in the earth, térra
inhabitant of the soil
terrifer, fera, ferum
(térrifer, fĕra, fĕrum)
wearing soil – color