Definition of Subimago

1. n. A stage in the development of certain insects, such as the May flies, intermediate between the pupa and imago. In this stage, the insect is able to fly, but subsequently sheds a skin before becoming mature. Called also pseudimago.



Definition of Subimago

1. Noun. (zoology) A stage in the development of certain insects, intermediate between pupa and imago, during which the insect can fly but must shed a skin before becoming mature. ¹

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Definition of Subimago

1. a stage in the life of a mayfly [n SUBIMAGOS or SUBIMAGINES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Subimago

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subhorizon
subhorizontal
subhornblendic
subhuman
subhumans
subhumid
subhyaloid
subhyoidean
subidea
subideas
subidentities
subidentity
subiect
subiects
subimago (current term)
subimagos
subincusation
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subindices
subindividual
subindividuals
subinduce

Literary usage of Subimago

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1. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Philadelphia by Entomological Society of Philadelphia (1864)
"The setae of the £ 9 subimago, when perfect and not shrivelled up in drying, are, ... (another species described by him in subimago,) the setre of the ..."

2. Insect Life: An Introduction to Nature-study and a Guide for Teachers by John Henry Comstock (1901)
"The winged May-fly when it emerges from the water is not a fully developed adult, but is what is termed a subimago. The subimago state is of short duration; ..."

3. The New International Encyclopaedia by Herbert Treadwell Wade (1922)
"The emergence is very rapid, and the subimago Hies away almost immediately after ... The existence of a subimago stage is peculiar to this order of insects, ..."

4. Synopsis of the Neuroptera of North America: With a List of the South by Hermann August Hagen (1862)
"I possess another female subimago, a younger specimen. The body, feet, and setce are much diluted and pale-colored, the margin of the posterior wings is of ..."

5. Synopsis of the Neuroptera of North America: With a List of the South by Hermann August Hagen (1862)
"subimago. Like the imago, but with the body opaque, grayer, the feet obscurer, the wings opaque ... I possess another female subimago, a younger specimen. ..."

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