Definition of Lampyrids

1. Noun. (plural of lampyrid) ¹



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Definition of Lampyrids

1. lampyrid [n] - See also: lampyrid

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lampyrids

lampshell
lampshells
lampstand
lampstands
lampuka
lampukas
lampuki
lampukis
lampwork
lampworked
lampworker
lampworkers
lampworking
lampworks
lampyrid
lampyrids (current term)
lampyrine
lampyrines
lampyris
lamrim
lams
lamster
lamsters
lana
lanai
lanais
lanaries
lanarkite
lanary
lanas

Literary usage of Lampyrids

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1. The Canadian Entomologist by Entomological Society of Canada (1863-1871), Entomological Society of Canada (1951- ), Entomological Society of Ontario (1908)
"lampyrids AND APHIDS. ... on drawing nearer I discovered that the insects were lampyrids oí a common species ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1916)
"There seems to be no doubt that it is a fairly frequent, if not a constant, method of light-emission among certain tropical (mainly oriental) lampyrids, ..."

3. Psyche by Cambridge Entomological Club (1893)
"In the lampyrids he found only those of medium size — corresponding to the second variety of other ..."

4. Chamber's Encyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge (1889)
"... may be distinguished as fireflies proper from the Glow- worms ( qv ) and ' ligh tning-bugs ( among the lampyrids), which flash light intermittently. ..."

5. Chambers' Encyclopædia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge by William Chambers, Robert Chambers (1892)
"... these may be distinguished as fireflies proper from the Glow-worms (qv) and ' lightning-bugs (among the lampyrids), which flash light intermittently. ..."

6. Bulletin by Bureau of Biological Survey, United States (1900)
"... and lampyrids (Po<]abru-s), and such insects as ants and useful wasps make up the remainder of the food. These highly insectivorous habits appear ..."

7. Encyclopaedia Britannica, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"These luminous, winged lampyrids are generally known as " fire-flies. " In correspondence with their power of ..."

8. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1904)
"All recent workers agree in stating that the ventral light-plates of the male lampyrids are composed of two more or less clearly denned layers ; the dorsal, ..."

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