Definition of Lampyridae
1. Noun. Fireflies.
Generic synonyms: Arthropod Family
Group relationships: Coleoptera, Order Coleoptera
Member holonyms: Firefly, Lightning Bug
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lampyridae
Literary usage of Lampyridae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Canadian Entomologist by Entomological Society of Canada (1951- ), Entomological Society of Ontario (1879)
"In the Lampyridae the sexual characters are diffused over the whole body, but with no tendency to elongation of the head or complication of the posterior ..."
2. Studies in Spermatogenesis by Nettie Maria Stevens (1905)
"In the Elateridae and Lampyridae we also have examples of the second type with the ... Lampyridae) only the spermatogonial equatorial plate, containing 19 ..."
3. The Journal of Heredity by American Genetic Association (1917)
"In all study of the light of the Lampyridae, this must be taken into consideration. USE OF THE LIGHT Many suggestions have been made as to possible or ..."