Definition of Satyridae
1. Noun. A widely distributed family of butterflies common near the edges of woods.
Generic synonyms: Arthropod Family
Group relationships: Lepidoptera, Order Lepidoptera
Member holonyms: Ringlet, Ringlet Butterfly
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Satyridae
Literary usage of Satyridae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Butterflies of the Eastern United States and Canada: With Special by Samuel Hubbard Scudder, William Morris Davis, Charles William Woodworth, Leland Ossian Howard, Charles Valentine Riley, Samuel Wendell Williston (1889)
"... well digested work on the Lepidoptera of Germany and Switzerland (1859) arranged the butterflies in eight families in the following order : — satyridae, ..."
2. The Geographical Distribution of Animals: With a Study of the Relations of by Alfred Russel Wallace (1876)
"The families represented are as follows: satyridae, with 11 genera and 27. species, ... a northern genus yet having a species in Brazil ;—all satyridae. ..."
3. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for by American Philosophical Society (1898)
"I use this term instead of satyridae. because the generic title Satyrus Latreille is preoccupied ... If Satyrus properly falls then satyridae must also go. ..."
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