Danaidae


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Danaidae

[də′nā·ə‚dē]
(invertebrate zoology)
A family of large tropical butterflies, order Lepidoptera, having the first pair of legs degenerate.
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Danaidae et Ithomidae da Zona Missioneira do Rio Grande do Sul.
plexippus (Lepidoptera: Danaidae) as it relates to the occurrence of strong westerly winds.
Effects on monarch butterfly larvae (Lepidoptera: Danaidae) after continuous exposure to CrylAb-expressing corn during anthesis.
& NISHIDA, T., 1975.--Reproductive activity, seasonal abundance and parasitism of the monarch butterfly, Danaus plexippus (Lepidoptera: Danaidae) in Hawaii.
Lespesia archippivora is a gregarian facultative endoparasitoid of several species of Lepidoptera (e.g., Arctiidae, Danaidae, Geometridae, Lycaenidae, Noctuidae, Ninphalidae, Papilionidae, Pieridae, Pyralidae, and Yponomeutidae) (Arnaud 1978), including economically important genera of lepidopteran pests (e.g., Spodoptera, Trichoplusia, and Heliothis).