Definition of Apatura
1. Noun. Large Old World butterflies.
Generic synonyms: Arthropod Genus
Group relationships: Family Nymphalidae, Nymphalidae
Member holonyms: Emperor, Emperor Butterfly
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Apatura
Literary usage of Apatura
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Entomologist; an Illustrated Journal of General Entomology by Edward Newman, Royal Entomological Society of London (1898)
"apatura iris, L., A. ilia, SV, and var. clytie, SV—Any entomologist desirous of seeing the apatura reigning supreme must visit the ..."
2. The Butterflies of North America by William Henry Edwards (1879)
"this last species in Boisduval and Leconte agrees well with the common apatura, of West Virginia, the larva of which feeds on Celtis occidentalis. ..."
3. The Entomologist's Monthly Magazine by Nathaniel Lloyd and Company (1890)
"HTS] apatura Iris, L.—On August 5th, Edward Woodthorpe, a young collector, brought me a male taken by him on July 25th, 1890, at Welton Wood, near Alford. ..."
4. The Butterflies of the Eastern United States: For the Use of Classes in by George Hazen French (1914)
"apatura Clyton : g, larva, half grown, dorsal view; h, imago, male, under iide; j, _/', i, i, ra, the five different heads of larva; n, o, ..."
5. The Larvæ of the British Butterflies and Moths by William Buckler (1886)
"... as far as this locality is concerned, Sibylla (and I may add apatura Iris also) was then exterminated. However, through the kindness of Mr. CG Barrett, ..."
6. The Scottish Gallovidian Encyclopedia by John Mactaggart (1876)
"The red butterfly was called the British one, the apatura of naturalists; it was venerated; to slay one of them was considered a horrid crime. ..."