Definition of Family Arctiidae
1. Noun. Tiger moths.
Generic synonyms: Arthropod Family
Group relationships: Lepidoptera, Order Lepidoptera
Member holonyms: Arctiid, Arctiid Moth, Callimorpha, Genus Callimorpha, Woolly Bear Moth
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Arctiidae
Literary usage of Family Arctiidae
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1. Injurious and Useful Insects: An Introduction to the Study of Economic by Louis Compton Miall (1902)
"family Arctiidae (tiger-moths). The moths are usually variegated with bright colours, and the larvae clothed with long hairs. (See Lesson 14. ..."
2. Applied Entomology; an Introductory Text-book of Insects in Their Relations by Henry Torsey Fernald (1921)
"... present in the group make it one of the most destructively important families of Lepidoptera in the United States. family Arctiidae (The Tiger Moths). ..."
3. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Philadelphia by American Entomological Society, Entomological Society of Philadelphia (1867)
"... to the sub-family Arctiidae, where I am satisfied it most naturally stands. It is a difficult genus of unusual habitus, and the characters which induce ..."
4. The Ottawa Naturalist by Ottawa Field-Naturalists' Club (1907)
"The Great Leopard Moth is the largest and one of the most beautiful of the moths of the interesting family Arctiidae, or Tiger Moths. ..."