Lycaenidae (blues, hair-streaks, coppers; subclass Pterygota, order Lepidoptera) A very large family of small to medium-sized butterflies. Coloration is often brilliant metallic, and sexual dimorphism is widespread. ‘Tails’ are often present on the hind wings. The fore legs of males are slightly reduced. The larvae are frequently associated with ants, and some species prey on aphids and scale insects. Distribution is widespread but mainly tropical and subtropical.
More From encyclopedia.com
Bagworm , Psychidae (bagworms; subclass Pterygota, order Lepidoptera) Family of moths in which the males are always winged, while in the females the wings are… Kiwis , Apterygidae (kiwis; class Aves, order Apterygiformes) A family of fowl-sized, brown-grey ratites. They have short, muscular legs, and a long flexible… Damselflies , damselflies See AMPHIPTERYGIDAE; CALOPTERYGIDAE; CHLOROCYPHIDAE; COENAGRIONIDAE; DICTERIASTIDAE; EUPHAEIDAE; HEMIPHLEBIIDAE; LESTIDAE; MEGAPODAGRIONI… Mantid , mantid or mantis, name applied to the large, slender, slow-moving, winged insects of the family Mantidae in the order Mantodea. Predatory insects, ma… Blind snakes , Typhlopidae (blind snakes; order Squamata, suborder Serpentes) A family of primitive burrowing snakes that have a small, rigid skull with teeth only… Strepsipterans , Also known as twisted-winged parasites , strepsipterans are small insects which are internal parasites of other insects. Measuring between 0.02-0.16…
About this article
Updated About encyclopedia.com content Print Article
You Might Also Like