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also Dan·a·üs  (dăn′ē-əs)
n. Greek Mythology
A king of Argos and father of the Danaides.
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(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth a king of Argos who told his fifty daughters, the Danaides, to kill their bridegrooms on their wedding night
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Noun1.Danaüs - type genus of the Danaidae: monarch butterfliesDanaus - type genus of the Danaidae: monarch butterflies
arthropod genus - a genus of arthropods
Danaidae, family Danaidae - small family of usually tropical butterflies: monarch butterflies
Danaus plexippus, milkweed butterfly, monarch butterfly, monarch - large migratory American butterfly having deep orange wings with black and white markings; the larvae feed on milkweed
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Again in the Lynceus, Lynceus is being led away to his death, and Danaus goes with him, meaning, to slay him; but the outcome of the preceding incidents is that Danaus is killed and Lynceus saved.
`Argos which was waterless Danaus made well-watered.'
There is a well-documented decline in the size of the eastern North American migratory population of the monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus L.) in overwintering sites in central Mexico over the last 20 y (Brower et al., 2012; Vidal and Rendon-Salinas, 2014; Semmens et al., 2016).
That is the case of Eurema daira (Pieridae), Anartia fatima and three Costa Rican Danaus species (Nymphalidae).
Monarchs (Danaus plexippus) migrating south to Mexico in the fall come across bloodflower bonanzas and don't bother to keep on flying.
For that reason, the Egyptian Pharaoh Sesostris came until to the "Thracians and the Scythians." The historical continuity we found in several migratory movements of this Egyptian colonist, which can be followed through the legends of Danaus, Aegyptus and Cadmus, as well as from the other myths and legends from the mythological period, which help us to gain some knowledge about the movements and the social positions of Egyptian colonists.
Stable isotope ([[delta].sup.2]H) relationships have been used to determine the origin of various insect populations, including Danaus plexippus Linnaeus (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae), Episyrphus balteatus (De Geer) [Diptera: Syrphidae), Helicoverpa armigera (Hubner) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), and Arhopalus ferus (Mulsant) (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae), and the results have demonstrated that a stable isotope ratio can be used as a biogeographical location marker (Dawadi & Lugtenburg 2013; Holder et al.
The monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) is one of the most recognizable North American insects, well known for an annual migration that spans multiple generations and ranges from Mexico to southern Canada (Urquhart & Urquhart 1978; Brower & Malcolm 1991).
melanogaster (20), Aedes aegypti (18), Anopheles gambiae (20), Bombyx mori (17), Heliconius melpomene (18), and Danaus plexippus (19), and their functions have been revealed at the same time [19, 21-24].
In this article, we report for the first time occurrence of interspecific mating between two Danaus butterfly species in nature: D.
Quando eu perguntei por que Perseu aparecia apenas para eles e por que, ao contrario de todos os outros egipcios, eles celebravam com jogos atleticos, eles me disseram que Perseu era originario de sua cidade, pois Danaus e Linceu, ambos de Chemmis, viajaram para a Grecia e a partir deles e tracada a linhagem da qual descende Perseu (Hdt.