Definition of Lymantria
1. Noun. Type genus of the Lymantriidae; a pest (Lymantria means 'destroyer').
Generic synonyms: Arthropod Genus
Group relationships: Family Lymantriidae, Lymantriidae
Member holonyms: Gipsy Moth, Gypsy Moth, Lymantria Dispar
Lexicographical Neighbors of Lymantria
Literary usage of Lymantria
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Catalogue of the Lepidopterous Insects in the Museum of the Hon. East by Thomas Horsfield, Frederic Moore (1859)
"Java. From Dr. Horsfield's Collection. 820. Lymantria ... Lymantria Ganara, n. sp. — Male, cream-white or fawn-colour: fore-wing with four indistinct zigzag ..."
2. The Review of Applied Entomology by Commonwealth Institute of Entomology, Imperial Bureau of Entomology (1916)
"There were also present, although in much smaller numbers, Lymantria dispar, Malacosoma neustria, ..."
3. List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the by Francis Walker, John Edward Gray (1865)
"From Mr. Diggles' collection. Genus Lymantria, CLH iv. 870. Lymantria ... 344. a—c. Java. Presented by the Secretary of the India Board. Lymantria ..."
4. Transactions of the Asiatic Society of Japan by Asiatic Society of Japan (1885)
"Lymantria DISPAR. Yokohama, Yezo ; varies greatly in size, color and markings. 171. Lymantria AURORA, But. BM 2, p. 11, PI. 24, f. 5. AM Nov. 1877, p. ..."