from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of robber-flies or Asilidæ, founded by Meigen in 1804, having the face very narrow and the abdomen long and slender, whence the name. There are about 12 European and nearly 20 North American species.
  • n. A genus of reduvioid heteropterous insects, containing one Madagascar bug, L. flavipes.
  • n. A genus of dragon-flies.


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