lycaenid


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lycaenid

(laɪˈsiːnɪd)
n
any butterfly of the genus Lycaena
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lycaenid - any of various butterflies of the family Lycaenidae
butterfly - diurnal insect typically having a slender body with knobbed antennae and broad colorful wings
family Lycaenidae, Lycaenidae - family of small usually brilliantly colored butterflies; males have short forelegs
blue - any of numerous small butterflies of the family Lycaenidae
copper - any of various small butterflies of the family Lycaenidae having coppery wings
hairstreak, hairstreak butterfly - small butterflies having striped markings under the wings
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Lack of compensation by final instar larvae of the myrmecophilous lycaenid butterfly, Jalmenus evagoras, for the loss of nutrients to ants.
Behavioral strategy of a lycaenid (Lepidoptera) caterpillar against aggressive ants in a Brazilian savanna.
25): Once thought to be limited in Arabia to the Ru'us al-Jibal, local populations of this Lycaenid or "Little Blue" butterfly have been discovered in Wadi Sfai (Feulner 2008) and Wadi Hiluw (Kh.
One of the most well known examples of a lepidopteran interaction with other species is that of lycaenid butterflies and their larval relationship with ants.
As the aforementioned authors have pointed out, this type of biology and feeding imply a high degree of synchronization between the phenologies of the plant and the lycaenid.
Abstract: Between 1995 and 2006, a total of 3280 lycaenid adults belonging to 47 species were collected in order to study their distribution and current status in Bursa, northwestern Turkey.
The influence of ants on host plant selection by Jalmenus evagoras, a myrmecophilous lycaenid butterfly.
Role of photonic crystal-type structures in the thermal regulation of a lycaenid butterfly sister species pair.
Furthermore, if the Adelidae and the Yponomeutidae (basal Ditrysia) possess long and ribbed styli, more advanced lepidopterans, in terms of classification (higher Lepidoptera), such as the satyriid Melanargia galathaea Linnaeus, the pierid Gonepteryx cleopatra Linnaeus and the lycaenid Polyommatus coridon Poda, also possess the same sensillum type.
This lycaenid may become numerous by late October and this condition continues until February.