Definition of Lycaenidae
1. Noun. Family of small usually brilliantly colored butterflies; males have short forelegs.
Generic synonyms: Arthropod Family
Group relationships: Lepidoptera, Order Lepidoptera
Member holonyms: Lycaenid, Lycaenid Butterfly, Genus Lycaena, Lycaena, Genus Strymon, Strymon
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lycaenidae
Literary usage of Lycaenidae
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1. Psyche by Cambridge Entomological Club (1893)
"DESCRIPTIONS OF NEW WEST AFRICAN Lycaenidae; PAPER II.« BY WJ HOLLAND, PITTSBURGH, PA. THE following descriptions have- been lying in my portfolio for some ..."