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  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the subfamily Zygaeninae — the burnet moths.
  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the family SphyrnidaeSphyrna - the hammerhead sharks.

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Examples

  • _Zygaena_ family of the _Squalidae_, (I think they sound more horribly devilish when called by their classical titles), is one dangerous to man, and it is very rare that a man-eating or man-biting shark is ever found on the English coast.

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  • Zygaena (Burnet-moth), mentioned by Darwin in his early recollections.

    More Letters of Charles Darwin — Volume 2

  • The sandy plain before the house has left a strong impression, which is obscurely connected with an indistinct remembrance of curious insects, probably a Cimex mottled with red, and Zygaena, the burnet-moth.

    More Letters of Charles Darwin — Volume 1

  • I must have observed insects with some little care, for when ten years old (1819) I went for three weeks to Plas Edwards on the sea-coast in Wales, I was very much interested and surprised at seeing a large black and scarlet Hemipterous insect, many moths (Zygaena), and a Cicindela which are not found in

    The Autobiography of Charles Darwin

  • Here's a lovely couple of Zygaena graslini moths working on the next generation.

    What's That Bug?

  • Zygaena graslini is in the family Zygaenidae, which according to Wikipedia are called Forester Moths or Burnet Moths.

    What's That Bug?

  • Made Tawni laptop reflect mission and fixed Zygaena and Yukie bugs.

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  • Zygaena graslini is in the family Zygaenidae, which according to Wikipedia are called Forester Moths or Burnet Moths.

    What's That Bug?

  • Here's a lovely couple of Zygaena graslini moths working on the next generation.

    What's That Bug?

  • Here's a lovely couple of Zygaena graslini moths working on the next generation.

    What's That Bug?

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