Definition of Lycaena
1. Noun. Type genus of the Lycaenidae; small slender butterflies with upper surface of wings usually metallic blue or green or copper.
Generic synonyms: Arthropod Genus
Group relationships: Family Lycaenidae, Lycaenidae
Member holonyms: Blue, Copper, American Copper, Lycaena Hypophlaeas
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lycaena
Literary usage of Lycaena
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Entomological News and Proceedings of the Entomological Section of the by Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia Entomological Section (1914)
"Mr. JC Huguenin, of San Francisco, has lately sent me a nice series of freshly caught specimens of Lycaena xerces and polyphemus, and in addition there are ..."
2. The Entomologist's Record and Journal of Variation by James William Tutt (1890)
"The Gradual Decadence of Lycaena arion. By JW TUTT, PES Some collectors tell us that our local butterflies are becoming rarer each year, because the seasons ..."
3. Psyche: A Journal of Entomology by Cambridge Entomological Club (1890)
"SOUND SLEEP OF Lycaena AMERICANA. until the middle of August, and having few A few years ago, being detained in Boston butterflies to study, ..."
4. The Canadian Entomologist by Entomological Society of Canada (1863-1871), Entomological Society of Canada (1951- ), Entomological Society of Ontario (1901)
"Bad Lands, May 25 to June io. Also one July 27. Lycaena ... Lycaena isola, Reak.—Nearly a dozen examples were captured on damp sand in the canons, ..."
5. The Zoologist: A Popular Miscellany of Natural History by Edward Newman (1844)
"We gave chase and Mr. Dyson captured it, when, to our great delight, we found it a remarkably large Lycaena Phlaeas, female, all the usual coppery markings ..."