Definition of Family saturniidae

1. Noun. Important and widely distributed family of moths including some of the largest insects known.

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Saturniidae

family Rynchopidae
family Saccharomycetaceae
family Sagittariidae
family Salamandridae
family Salicaceae
family Salmonidae
family Salpidae
family Salvadoraceae
family Salviniaceae
family Santalaceae
family Sapindaceae
family Sapotaceae
family Sarcoptidae
family Sarcoscyphaceae
family Sarraceniaceae
family Saturniidae
family Satyridae
family Saururaceae
family Saxifragaceae
family Scarabaeidae
family Scaridae
family Scheuchzeriaceae
family Schistosomatidae
family Schizaeaceae
family Schizophyceae
family Schizosaccharomycetaceae
family Sciadopityaceae
family Sciaenidae
family Sciaridae
family Scincidae

Literary usage of Family saturniidae

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

1. Entomological News and Proceedings of the Entomological Section of the by Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia Entomological Section (1912)
"... "A Preliminary Catalogue of the Arctiidae of Temperate North America," "A Revision of the Lepidopterous family saturniidae," some of his "Contributions ..."

2. The Moth Book: A Popular Guide to a Knowledge of the Moths of North America by William Jacob Holland (1903)
" A Revision of the Lepidopterous family saturniidae. (Proc. US National Museum, Vol. IX, pp. 414- 437, Three Plates.) Synopsis of the Bombycidae ..."

3. Applied Entomology; an Introductory Text-book of Insects in Their Relations by Henry Torsey Fernald (1921)
"family saturniidae (The Giant Silkworms).—In this family belong most of the common, very large moths found in North America. Though their size and that of ..."

4. Biological Lectures Delivered at the Marine Biological Laboratory of Wood's (1898)
"... Telea polyphemus, all belonging to the family Saturniidae. At first, during the months of February and March, all experiments were performed upon ..."

5. United States Government Publications Monthly Catalogue by J. H. Hickcox (1887)
"SMITH, JOHN B. Revision of the lepidopterous family Saturniidae. SOLDIERS' HOMES. Estimate [from the Treasury Department] of the amount due the Soldiers' ..."

6. The Encyclopedia of Practical Horticulture: A Reference System of Commercial by Granville Lowther, William Worthington (1914)
"(family saturniidae) General Appearance The eggs are salmon-colored and laid in clusters around small stems or branches. The larvae are dark or nearly black ..."

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