Definition of Genus Ranatra
1. Noun. Elongate very slender water scorpions.
Generic synonyms: Arthropod Genus
Group relationships: Family Nepidae, Nepidae
Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Ranatra
Literary usage of Genus Ranatra
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Guide to the Study of Insects and a Treatise on Those Injurious and by Alpheus Spring Packard (1876)
"The genus Ranatra is remarkable for its long linear body, terminating in the long respiratory ... The eggs of the genus Ranatra are more elongated than in ..."
2. Guide to the Study of Insects, and a Treatise on Those Injurious and by Alpheus Spring Packard (1870)
"The genus Ranatra is remarkable for its long linear body, terminating in the long ... "The eggs of the genus Ranatra are more elongated than in Nepa, ..."
3. The Canadian Entomologist by Charles James Stewart Bethune, W. Saunders, Entomological Society of Canada (1951- ), E. B. Reed, Entomological Society of Ontario (1905)
"A few preliminary remarks on this genus may perhaps be found interesting. The genus Ranatra was established in 1790 (sec. ..."
4. An Introduction to the Modern Classification of Insects: Founded on the by John Obadiah Westwood (1840)
"The eggs of the genus Ranatra are more elongated, and are furnished above with two slender setae. According to Rosel, they are deposited at random in the ..."
5. An Introduction to Entomology by John Henry Comstock, Anna Botsford Comstock (1888)
"It lives beneath stones and rubbish in ponds, and in the quiet parts of our streams. Of the genus Ranatra, our most common species is R. ..."
6. The Animal Kingdom Arranged in Conformity with Its Organization: Arranged in by Georges Cuvier, Edward Griffith, Charles Hamilton Smith, Edward Pidgeon, John Edward Gray, George Robert Gray (1832)
"... those which have a linear form, and which constitute his genus ranatra. But the genus nepa, though more restrained, was yet susceptible of being still ..."
7. The Insect Book: A Popular Account of the Bees, Wasps, Ants, Grasshoppers by Leland Ossian Howard (1905)
"Those of the former shape belong to the genus Nepa, and of the latter to the genus Ranatra. As with the water boatmen and the back swimmers, these insects ..."