Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In entomology, having two broods annually: applied to those species which have two generations during the year, one brood generally appearing in the spring and the other in the autumn.
“States the species is single-brooded; in the Southern States it is double-brooded.”
“Europe that the emergence of the moths will be regular; then they will be single-brooded in Northern or Central Europe, and some will very likely become double-brooded in Southern Europe.”
“It was one of those double-brooded freaks, which do occur on rare occasions, or merely an Eacles Imperialis moth that in the cool damp northern forest had failed to emerge in June.”
“In the south of England, as F.V. Theobald (1909) has lately shown, and also in southwestern Ireland, this species may be double-brooded, the usual condition on the European continent and in the United States of America.”
“The larvae feed and grow through the early summer months, in the case of the Small Tortoiseshell (_Vanessa urticae_) pupating before midsummer and developing into a July brood of butterflies whose offspring after a late summer life-cycle, hibernate; while for the larger species of the group there is, in our islands, only one complete life-cycle in the year, though the same insects in warmer countries may be double-brooded.”
“Several of the insects mentioned in this survey, like the last-named codling moth, are occasionally double-brooded.”
“The Turnip moth in our countries is partially double-brooded, a minority of the autumn caterpillars growing more rapidly than their comrades so that they pupate, and a second brood of moths appear in September.”
“Our native 'whites' afford illustration of another interesting feature often to be noticed in the life-story of double-brooded Lepidoptera.”
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