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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: 16

gr. agriōtes, countryman
albolineatus, a, um
(albolineātus, a, um)
with white lines
bilineatus, a, um
(bilineātus, a, um)
with two lines
bisbilineatus, a, um
(bisbilineātus, a, um)
twice with two lines
centrolineatus, a, um
(centrolineātus, a, um)
lined in the middle
lineatus, a, um
(lineātus, a, um)
nigrolineatus, a, um
(nigrolineātus, a, um)
níger, black, and lineātus, lined
novemlineatus, a, um
(novemlineātus, a, um)
nóvem, nine, and lineātus, lined
polylineatus, a, um
(polylineātus, a, um)
gr. polý, much, and lineātus, lined
punctolineatus, a, um
(punctolineātus, a, um)
púnctus, point, and lineātus, lined
quadrilineatus, a, um
(quadrilineātus, a, um)
quáttuor, in conjunction quádri-, four, and lineātus, lined
quinquelineatus, a, um
(quinquelineātus, a, um)
quínque, five, and lineātus, lined
rectilineatus, a, um
(rectilinēātus, a, um)
réctus, straight, and lineātus, lined
semilineatus, a, um
(semilineātus, a, um)
sēmi, semi, and lineātus, lined
trilineatus, a, um
(trilineātus, a, um)
with three lines
unilineatus, a, um
(unilineātus, a, um)
with a line