Definition of Family Lampyridae

1. Noun. Fireflies.

Exact synonyms: Lampyridae
Generic synonyms: Arthropod Family
Group relationships: Coleoptera, Order Coleoptera
Member holonyms: Firefly, Lightning Bug

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Lampyridae

family Juncaginaceae
family Jungermanniaceae
family Kalotermitidae
family Kasuwonidae
family Kinosternidae
family Kyphosidae
family Labridae
family Lacertidae
family Lactobacillaceae
family Lactobacteriaceae
family Lamiaceae
family Laminariaceae
family Lamnidae
family Lampridae
family Lampyridae (current term)
family Laniidae
family Lanthanotidae
family Lardizabalaceae
family Laricariidae
family Laridae
family Lasiocampidae
family Latimeridae
family Lauraceae
family Lecanoraceae
family Lecythidaceae
family Leguminosae
family Leiopelmatidae
family Leitneriaceae
family Lemnaceae

Literary usage of Family Lampyridae

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Journal of Heredity by American Genetic Association (1917)
"... both members of the family Lampyridae. There arc several other more insignificant species, which arc so like these two as to require no separate ..."

2. Encyclopaedia Britannica, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"Exotic species of Lampyris arc similarly luminous, and light-giving organs are present in many genera of the family Lampyridae from various parts of the ..."

3. Applied Entomology; an Introductory Text-book of Insects in Their Relations by Henry Torsey Fernald (1921)
"family Lampyridae (Fire flies, etc.).—In several ways the insects belonging here appear to be among the simplest of the beetles (Fig. 80). ..."

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