Definition of Ephemerida
1. Noun. Mayflies.
Generic synonyms: Animal Order
Group relationships: Class Hexapoda, Class Insecta, Hexapoda, Insecta
Member holonyms: Ephemerid, Ephemeropteran, Ephemeridae, Family Ephemeridae
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ephemerida
Literary usage of Ephemerida
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Applied Entomology; an Introductory Text-book of Insects in Their Relations by Henry Torsey Fernald (1921)
"THE Ephemerida The Ephemerida, May-flies or shad-flies as they are often called (Fig. 38), are insects of medium or small size. The adults have delicate ..."
2. An Introduction to Entomology by John Henry Comstock (1920)
"It has been found that the ocelli of certain adult Ephemerida differ remarkably from the more common type of ocelli described above. ..."
3. The Insect Book: A Popular Account of the Bees, Wasps, Ants, Grasshoppers by Leland Ossian Howard (1901)
"... THE MAY-FLIES OR SHAD-FLIES (Order Ephemerida.) The so-called May-flies, or shad-flies, are the insects which constitute this order. ..."
4. A Manual on the Study of Insects by John Henry Comstock, Anna Botsford Comstock (1895)
"CHAPTER V. Order Ephemerida (Eph-e-mer'i-da). The May-flics. The members of this order have delicate membranous wings, with aß ne network of veins; ..."
5. Lake Maxinkuckee: A Physical and Biological Survey by Barton Warren Evermann, Howard Walton Clark (1920)
"... ORDER Ephemerida THE MAY-FLIES The May-flies are probably the most important insects in relation to the fishes of the lake. ..."