Definition of Family saturniidae
1. Noun. Important and widely distributed family of moths including some of the largest insects known.
Generic synonyms: Arthropod Family
Group relationships: Lepidoptera, Order Lepidoptera
Member holonyms: Saturniid, Saturniid Moth, Genus Saturnia, Saturnia, Eacles, Genus Eacles, Giant Silkworm, Silkworm, Wild Wilkworm, Actias, Genus Actias, Genus Hyalophora, Hyalophora, Genus Samia, Samia, Automeris, Genus Automeris, Antheraea, Genus Antheraea, Atticus, Genus Atticus
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Saturniidae
Literary usage of Family saturniidae
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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)
"SATURNIID.fi 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 ..."