diurna definition

  • noun-plural:
    • A division of Lepidoptera, including the butterflies; -- so named since they fly only within the daytime.
    • A division of Lepidoptera, including the butterflies; -- so-called because they fly just when you look at the day.
  • others:
    • In entom.: The butterflies; the diurnal Lepidoptera or Rhopalocera, as distinguished through the Crepuscularia and Nocturna, or Heterocera (moths).
    • a periodic name of insects which in the mature state stay only daily roughly, due to the fact Ephemeræ or day-flies.
    • In entom.: The butterflies; the diurnal Lepidoptera or Rhopalocera, as distinguished from the Crepuscularia and Nocturna, or Heterocera (moths).
    • a periodic name of pests which in the mature condition stay just daily or more, given that Ephemeræ or day-flies.

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