Definition of Hippodamia
1. Noun. Genus of ladybugs.
Generic synonyms: Arthropod Genus
Group relationships: Coccinellidae, Family Coccinellidae
Member holonyms: Hippodamia Convergens
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hippodamia
Literary usage of Hippodamia
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Determinate Evolution in the Color-pattern of the Lady-beetles by Roswell Hill Johnson (1910)
"Genus hippodamia Mulsant. The species of hippodamia fall into several distinct phylogenetic sections, as shown in fig. ..."
2. A Classical Dictionary: Containing a Copious Account of All Proper Names ...by John Lemprière by John Lemprière (1822)
"As Chrysippus was an illegitimate son, and at the same time a favourite of his father, hippodamia resolved to remove him. She persuaded her sons Thyestes ..."
3. The Classic Myths in English Literature: Based Chiefly on Bulfinch's "Age of by Charles Mills Gayley, Thomas Bulfinch (1893)
"Pelops and hippodamia.3—To Pelops, brother of Niobe, Neptune imparted skill in ... For it happened that Pelops fell in love with hippodamia, daughter of ..."
4. The Description of Greece by Pausanias (1824)
"Near one of the goals, too, there is a brazen statue of hippodamia, holding a fillet, and preparing to crown Pelops for his victory. CHAPTER XXI. ..."
5. Entomological News and Proceedings of the Entomological Section of the by Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia Entomological Section (1906)
"... exhibited a series of hippodamia sinuata and americana ; the specimens showed that the two species intergrade, the markings forming a continuous series ..."
6. Encyclopaedia Americana: A Popular Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature by Francis Lieber, Thomas Gamaliel Bradford (1831)
"Thus hippodamia became the wife of Pelops, and mother of Atreus and Thyestes. She committed suicide, from grief at the accusation of having misled these ..."