Definition of Family 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 Family Lampyridae
Literary usage of Family Lampyridae
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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). ..."