Definition of Lymantriidae
1. Noun. Tussock moths.
Generic synonyms: Arthropod Family
Group relationships: Lepidoptera, Order Lepidoptera
Member holonyms: Lymantriid, Tussock Moth, Tussock Caterpillar, Genus Lymantria, Lymantria, Euproctis, Genus Euproctis
Lexicographical Neighbors of Lymantriidae
Literary usage of Lymantriidae
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 (1895)
"I see no good reason for the inference that these are the homologues of the dorsal eversible glands of the Lymantriidae. In the first place they seem not to ..."
2. The Cambridge Natural History by Arthur Everett Shipley, Sidney Frederic Harmer (1899)
"The pupae are remarkable, inasmuch as they too are frequently hairy, a very unusual condition in Lepidoptera. The Lymantriidae is one of the largest ..."
3. The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"... among the Lymantriidae for example (fig. 17). It might be thought that the loss of power of flight by the female would seriously restrict the range of ..."
4. A Manual on the Study of Insects by John Henry Comstock, Anna Botsford Comstock (1895)
"But in the Lymantriidae the antennae are pectinate and the ocelli are absent ; while in the Noctuidae the antennae are usually simple and the ocelli are ..."
5. The Review of Applied Entomology by Commonwealth Institute of Entomology, Imperial Bureau of Entomology (1916)
"Various ARCTIIDAE and Lymantriidae injured the cob and leaves. Termites were present in some isolated patches of maize. ..."
6. Applied Entomology; an Introductory Text-book of Insects in Their Relations by Henry Torsey Fernald (1921)
"Family Lymantriidae (The Tussock Moths). — This family, though small in numbers in this country, includes some serious pests. The moths are of medium size, ..."