satyrid
noun Etymology: New Latin Satyridae, ultimately from Greek satyros Date: 1901 any of a family (Satyridae) of usually brown or gray butterflies that feed on grasses as larvae, typically have eyespots on the wings, and have one or more forewing veins swollen basally • satyrid adjective

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  • satyrid — sa·tyr·id (sāʹtər ĭd, sătʹər , sə tīʹrĭd) n. A butterfly of the family Satyridae, including the satyrs and wood nymphs. adj. Of or belonging to the Satyridae.   [From New Latin Satyridae, family name, from Satyrus, type genus, from Latin satyrus …   Universalium

  • satyrid — noun Any butterfly of the family Satyridae …   Wiktionary

  • satyrid — satyr·id …   English syllables

  • satyrid — n. any butterfly of the family Satyridae, with distinctive eyelike markings on the wings. Etymology: mod.L Satyridae f. the genus name Satyrus (as SATYR) …   Useful english dictionary

  • satyr — noun Etymology: Middle English, from Latin satyrus, from Greek satyros Date: 14th century 1. often capitalized a sylvan deity in Greek mythology having certain characteristics of a horse or goat and fond of Dionysian revelry 2. a. a lecherous man …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Satyrinae — Taxobox name = Satyrinae image width = 220px image caption = Speckled wood, Pararge aegeria regnum = Animalia phylum = Arthropoda classis = Insecta ordo = Lepidoptera unranked familia = Rhopalocera superfamilia = Papilionoidea familia =… …   Wikipedia

  • Mycalesis patnia — Gladeye Bushbrown Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda …   Wikipedia

  • Mycalesis oculus — Red disc Bushbrown Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum …   Wikipedia

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  • Elymnias hypermnestra — Common Palmfly Common Palmfly, race caudata photographed in southern India Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia …   Wikipedia

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