Definition of Danaidae
1. Noun. Small family of usually tropical butterflies: monarch butterflies.
Generic synonyms: Arthropod Family
Group relationships: Lepidoptera, Order Lepidoptera
Member holonyms: Danaid, Danaid Butterfly, Danaus, Genus Danaus
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Danaidae
Literary usage of Danaidae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Contributions to the Theory of Natural Selection: A Series of Essays by Alfred Russel Wallace (1875)
"Other characters may be pointed out which indicate that they are farther removed from the moths even than the Danaidae. The club of the antennae is the most ..."
2. Macmillan's Magazine by David Masson, John Morley, Mowbray Morris, George Grove (1877)
"This objection depends almost wholly on the supposition that when the first steps towards mimicry occurred, the South American Danaidae were what they are ..."