Definition of Genus phyllium
1. Noun. Type genus of the Phyllidae.
Generic synonyms: Arthropod Genus
Group relationships: Family Phillidae, Family Phyllidae, Phillidae, Phyllidae
Member holonyms: Leaf Insect, Walking Leaf
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Literary usage of Genus phyllium
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1. The Animal Kingdom Arranged in Conformity with Its Organization by Georges Cuvier, Pierre André Latreille (1831)
"Those in which the body, as well as the legs, is much flattened and membranous, compose the genus PHYLLIUM, Illig. Such for instance is the celebrated ..."
2. Entomological News and Proceedings of the Entomological Section of the by Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia Entomological Section (1916)
"Exception was taken to certain portions, particularly those referring to the "leaf-insects" or the genus Phyllium. He exhibited specimens of both sexes of ..."
3. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1867)
"This is carried to the furthest possible extent in the wonderful genus, Phyllium. the " walking leaf," in which not only are the wings perfect imitations of ..."
4. Bibliographia Zoologiæ Et Geologiæ: A General Catalogue of All Books, Tracts by Louis Agassiz (1853)
"Description of several species of the genus Phyllium.—Zoologist, p. 117. 10. On some singularly-formed ..."
5. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"In others, as the genus Phyllium, the wings have the appearance of withered leaves, while the brighter hue of the wing- covers of a few of larger size give ..."
6. The Americana: A Universal Reference Library, Comprising the Arts and ...by George Edwin Rines, Frederick Converse Beach by George Edwin Rines, Frederick Converse Beach (1912)
"... while the absence of motion in the insects adds to the deception. In others, as the genus Phyllium, the wings have the appearance of withered leaves ..."