Definitions

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  • n. A member of the taxonomic family Lycaenidae.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. any of various butterflies of the family Lycaenidae.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A member of the dipterous family Lycænidæ.
  • Having the characters of or belonging to the family Lycænidæ.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. any of various butterflies of the family Lycaenidae

Etymologies

New Latin Lycaenidae (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Weismann found, with regard to the climatic influence, that when the pupae of the German form of a lycaenid butterfly Polymmatus phlaeas was exposed to much higher temperatures, none of the emerged adults resembled the darkest form of southern variety eleus.

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  • Among the invertebrates, the Mt. Piper region in Victoria is home to a threatened community of ant-attended lycaenid butterflies.

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  • To the former group belong the phytophthorous Homoptera, the plant lice, scale insects, or mealy bugs, tree-hoppers, lantern flies, and jumping plant lice; to the latter belong the caterpillars of the lycaenid butterflies, the "blues," or

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  • Genotype-specific response of a lycaenid herbivore to elevated carbon dioxide and phosphorus availability in calcareous grassland.

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