arthropod genus

Definitions of arthropod genus
  1. noun
    a genus of arthropods
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    Phalangium, genus Phalangium
    type genus of the family Phalangiidae
    Chelifer, genus Chelifer
    a genus of Chelonethida
    Mastigoproctus, genus Mastigoproctus
    giant whip scorpions
    Argiope, genus Argiope
    the type genus of Argiopidae; small genus of orb-weaving spiders
    Aranea, Araneus, genus Aranea, genus Araneus
    a genus of orb-weaving spiders including common garden spiders and barn spiders
    Latrodectus, genus Latrodectus
    venomous spiders
    Lycosa, genus Lycosa
    type genus of the family Lycosidae
    Ixodes, genus Ixodes
    type genus of the family Ixodidae
    Dermacentor, genus Dermacentor
    vectors of important diseases of man and animals
    Trombicula, genus Trombicula
    type genus of the family Trombiculidae
    Sarcoptes, genus Sarcoptes
    type genus of the family Sarcoptidae: itch mites
    Panonychus, genus Panonychus
    a genus of Tetranychidae
    Scutigerella, genus Scutigerella
    garden centipedes
    Scutigera, genus Scutigera
    a genus of Scutigeridae
    Geophilus, genus Geophilus
    type genus of the Geophilidae: a cosmopolitan genus of centipedes sometimes called earwigs
    Limulus, genus Limulus
    type genus of the family Limulidae
    Tachypleus, genus Tachypleus
    a genus of Limulidae
    genus Architeuthis
    giant squid
    Menippe, genus Menippe
    stone crabs
    Cancer, genus Cancer
    type genus of the family Cancridae
    Portunus, genus Portunus
    type genus of the family Portunidae
    Ovalipes, genus Ovalipes
    a genus of Portunidae
    Callinectes, genus Callinectes
    New World blue crabs
    Uca, genus Uca
    fiddler crabs
    Pinnotheres, genus Pinnotheres
    type genus of the family Pinnotheridae: pea crabs
    Paralithodes, genus Paralithodes
    a genus of Lithodidae
    Maia, Maja, genus Maia, genus Maja
    type genus of the Majidae; nearly cosmopolitan in distribution
    Macrocheira, genus Macrocheira
    giant crabs of Japan
    Homarus, genus Homarus
    type genus of the family Homaridae: common edible lobsters
    Nephrops, genus Nephrops
    a genus of Nephropsidae
    Palinurus, genus Palinurus
    type genus of the family Palinuridae
    Astacus, genus Astacus
    type genus of the family Astacidae; Old World crayfish
    Cambarus, genus Cambarus
    a genus of Astacidae
    Pagurus, genus Pagurus
    type genus of the family Paguridae
    Crangon, genus Crangon
    type genus of the family Crangonidae
    Palaemon, genus Palaemon
    type genus of the family Palaemonidae; widely distributed genus
    Peneus, genus Peneus
    type genus of the family Peneidae
    Mysis, genus Mysis
    type genus of the family Mysidae
    Praunus, genus Praunus
    a genus of Mysidae
    genus Squilla
    type genus of the family Squillidae
    Armadillidium, genus Armadillidium
    type genus of the Armadillidiidae
    Oniscus, genus Oniscus
    type genus of the Oniscidae; woodlice that cannot roll into a ball
    Porcellio, genus Porcellio
    Old World genus of isopod crustaceans
    Orchestia, genus Orchestia
    type genus of the family Orchestiidae
    Caprella, genus Caprella
    skeleton shrimp
    Cyamus, genus Cyamus
    whale lice
    genus Daphnia
    water fleas
    Artemia, Chirocephalus, genus Artemia, genus Chirocephalus
    fairy shrimp; brine shrimp
    Triops, genus Triops
    type genus of the family Triopidae: small crustaceans with a small third median eye
    genus Cyclops
    copepod water fleas
    Balanus, genus Balanus
    type genus of the family Balanidae
    Lepas, genus Lepas
    type genus of the family Lepadidae
    genus Peripatus
    type genus of Peripatidae; onychophorans of chiefly New World tropical regions
    Plicatoperipatus, genus Plicatoperipatus
    a genus of Peripatidae
    Peripatopsis, genus Peripatopsis
    type genus of Peripatopsidae; onychophorans of chiefly Asiatic and African tropical regions
    Adalia, genus Adalia
    genus of ladybugs
    Epilachna, genus Epilachna
    genus of ladybugs native to Mexico and Central America; both larvae and adults feed on plants
    Hippodamia, genus Hippodamia
    genus of ladybugs
    Rodolia, genus Rodolia, genus Vedalia
    genus of Australian ladybugs
    Brachinus, genus Brachinus
    bombardier beetles
    genus Calosoma
    genus of large predaceous ground beetles that feed on injurious caterpillars
    Monochamus, genus Monochamus
    sawyer beetles
    Leptinotarsa, genus Leptinotarsa
    Colorado potato beetles
    genus Scarabaeus
    type genus of the Scarabaeidae
    Popillia, genus Popillia
    a genus of Scarabaeidae
    Anomala, genus Anomala
    genus of beetles whose grubs feed mainly on roots of plants; includes several pests of cultivated grasses
    Melolontha, genus Melolontha
    a genus of Melolonthidae
    Macrodactylus, genus Macrodactylus
    a genus of Melolonthidae
    Cetonia, genus Cetonia
    a genus of Cetoniidae
    Pyrophorus, genus Pyrophorus
    tropical click beetles
    Anthonomus, genus Anthonomus
    weevils destructive of cultivated plants
    Scolytus, genus Scolytus
    type genus of the Scolytidae comprising numerous small bark beetles
    Dendroctonus, genus Dendroctonus
    genus of small bark beetles destructive especially to mature conifers
    Tribolium, genus Tribolium
    flour beetles
    Bruchus, genus Bruchus
    type genus of the Bruchidae
    Acanthoscelides, genus Acanthoscelides
    a genus of Bruchidae
    Sitophylus, genus Sitophylus
    a genus of Bruchidae
    Pediculus, genus Pediculus
    type genus of Pediculidae: true lice infecting humans
    Phthirius, Phthirus, genus Phthirius, genus Phthirus
    true lice: crab lice
    Menopon, genus Menopon
    chicken lice
    Pulex, genus Pulex
    type genus of the Pulicidae
    Ctenocephalides, genus Ctenocephalides
    an arthropod genus of fleas
    Tunga, genus Tunga
    a genus of Siphonaptera
    Echidnophaga, genus Echidnophaga
    a genus of Siphonaptera
    Mayetiola, genus Mayetiola
    a genus of Cecidomyidae
    Musca, genus Musca
    type genus of the Muscidae: houseflies
    genus Glossina
    type genus of the Glossinidae: tsetse flies
    Calliphora, genus Calliphora
    type genus of the Calliphoridae: blowflies
    Lucilia, genus Lucilia
    greenbottle flies
    Sarcophaga, genus Sarcophaga
    flesh flies
    Gasterophilus, genus Gasterophilus
    type genus of the Gasterophilidae: horse botflies
    Cuterebra, genus Cuterebra
    type genus of the Cuterebridae
    Dermatobia, genus Dermatobia
    larvae live under the skin of domestic mammals and humans
    Oestrus, genus Oestrus
    type genus of the Oestridae: sheep botflies
    Hypoderma, genus Hypoderma
    in some classifications considered the type genus of the family Hypodermatidae: warble flies
    Rhagoletis, genus Rhagoletis
    a genus of Trypetidae
    Ceratitis, genus Ceratitis
    Mediterranean fruit flies
    genus Drosophila
    a genus of Drosophilidae
    Philophylla, genus Philophylla
    leaf miners
    Hippobosca, genus Hippobosca
    type genus of the Hippoboscidae
    Melophagus, genus Melophagus
    an arthropod genus of wingless flies including the sheep ked
    Haematobia, genus Haematobia
    European genus of bloodsucking flies
    Aedes, genus Aedes
    yellow-fever mosquitos
    Anopheles, genus Anopheles
    malaria mosquitoes; distinguished by the adult's head-downward stance and absence of breathing tubes in the larvae
    Culex, genus Culex
    type genus of the Culicidae: widespread genus of mosquitoes distinguished by holding the body parallel to the resting surface
    Ceratopogon, genus Ceratopogon
    type genus of the Ceratopogonidae
    Chironomus, genus Chironomus
    type genus of the Chironomidae
    Phlebotomus, genus Phlebotomus
    small bloodsucking sand flies that resemble moths
    genus Sciara
    type genus of the Sciaridae: fungus gnat
    Simulium, genus Simulium
    type genus of the Simuliidae: blackflies
    Apis, genus Apis
    type genus of the Apidae: honeybees
    Xylocopa, genus Xylocopa
    carpenter bees
    Bombus, genus Bombus
    bumblebees
    Psithyrus, genus Psithyrus
    a large bee that resembles the bumblebee but lacks pollen-collecting apparatus and a worker caste
    genus Andrena
    a solitary burrowing short-tongued bee
    genus Nomia, nomia
    a genus of bee; some are important pollinators of legumes
    Megachile, genus Megachile
    type genus of the Megachilidae: leaf-cutting bees
    Anthidium, genus Anthidium
    potter bees
    Vespa, genus Vespa
    type genus of the Vespidae: various hornets and yellow jackets
    Vespula, genus Vespula
    sometimes considered a subgenus of Vespa: social wasps
    Polistes, genus Polistes
    a genus of Vespidae
    Eumenes, genus Eumenes
    mason wasps
    Sceliphron, genus Sceliphron
    mud daubers
    Sphecius, genus Sphecius
    large solitary wasps: cicada killer
    Cynips, genus Cynips
    type genus of the Cynipidae: gall wasps
    Amphibolips, genus Amphibolips
    cynipid gall wasps, especially causing oak-apple galls
    Andricus, genus Andricus
    cynipid gall wasps, chiefly affecting oaks
    Chalcis, genus Chalcis
    type genus of the Chalcididae
    Fenusa, genus-Fenusa
    birch leaf miner
    Monomorium, genus Monomorium
    a genus of Formicidae
    Camponotus, genus Camponotus
    carpenter ants
    Solenopsis, genus Solenopsis
    fire ants
    Formica, genus Formica
    type genus of the Formicidae
    Myrmecia, genus Myrmecia
    bulldog ants
    Polyergus, genus Polyergus
    Amazon ants
    Termes, genus Termes
    type genus of the Termitidae
    Reticulitermes, genus Reticulitermes
    includes species highly destructive to structures and living trees
    Mastotermes, genus Mastotermes
    primitive genus of termites; mostly extinct; sometimes considered the most primitive Isoptera
    Kalotermes, genus Kalotermes
    type genus of Kalotermitidae; termites destructive of wood and living trees
    Cryptotermes, genus Cryptotermes
    genus of dry wood termites; cosmopolitan in distribution; sometimes considered a subgenus of Kalotermes
    Locusta, genus Locusta
    a genus of Acrididae
    Melanoplus, genus Melanoplus
    New World migratory locusts and common American grasshoppers
    Microcentrum, genus Microcentrum
    katydids
    Anabrus, genus Anabrus
    a genus of Tettigoniidae
    Stenopelmatus, genus Stenopelmatus
    sand crickets
    Acheta, genus Acheta
    common house and field crickets
    Oecanthus, genus Oecanthus
    tree crickets
    genus Diapheromera
    a genus of Phasmidae
    Phyllium, genus Phyllium
    type genus of the Phyllidae
    Blatta, genus Blatta
    type genus of the Blattidae: cockroaches infesting buildings worldwide
    Periplaneta, genus Periplaneta
    cosmopolitan genus of large cockroaches
    Blattella, genus Blattella
    small cockroaches
    Blaberus, genus Blaberus
    giant cockroaches
    Cryptocercus, genus Cryptocercus
    cockroaches
    genus Mantis
    type genus of the Mantidae: mantises
    Poecilocapsus, genus Poecilocapsus
    a genus of Miridae
    Lygus, genus Lygus
    plant-sucking bugs
    Blissus, genus Blissus
    chinch bugs
    Anasa, genus Anasa
    squash bugs
    Leptoglossus, genus Leptoglossus
    leaf-footed bugs
    Cimex, genus Cimex
    type genus of the Cimicidae: bedbugs
    Notonecta, genus Notonecta
    type genus of the Notonectidae: backswimmers
    Nepa, genus Nepa
    type genus of the Nepidae: typical elongate-oval water scorpions
    Ranatra, genus Ranatra
    elongate very slender water scorpions
    Corixa, genus Corixa
    type genus of the Corixidae: boat bugs
    Gerris, genus Gerris
    type genus of the Gerrididae
    Triatoma, genus Triatoma
    conenoses
    Arilus, genus Arilus
    a genus of Reduviidae
    Dysdercus, genus Dysdercus
    a genus of slender long-legged bugs that feed on the developing seeds of cotton and stain it
    Aleyrodes, genus Aleyrodes
    type genus of the Aleyrodidae
    Dialeurodes, genus Dialeurodes
    a genus of Aleyrodidae
    Trialeurodes, genus Trialeurodes
    a genus of Aleyrodidae
    Bemisia, genus Bemisia
    sweet-potato whitefly
    genus Coccus
    type genus of the Coccidae
    Aspidiotus, genus Aspidiotus
    a genus of Diaspididae
    Dactylopius, genus Dactylopius
    type genus of the Dactylopiidae
    Pseudococcus, genus Pseudococcus
    type genus of the Pseudococcidae
    Planococcus, genus Planococcus
    a genus of Pseudococcidae
    Aphis, genus Aphis
    type genus of the Aphididae: injurious to fruit trees and vegetables
    Eriosoma, genus Eriosoma
    woolly aphids
    Prociphilus, genus Prociphilus
    a genus of Aphididae
    Adelges, genus Adelges
    type genus of the Adelgidae: plant lice
    Pineus, genus Pineus
    a genus of Adelgidae
    Phylloxera, genus Phylloxera
    type genus of the Phylloxeridae: plant lice
    genus Cicada
    type genus of the Cicadidae: cicadas
    Tibicen, genus Tibicen
    harvest flies
    Magicicada, genus Magicicada
    seventeen-year locust
    Philaenus, genus Philaenus
    a genus of Cercopidae
    Aphrophora, genus Aphrophora
    a genus of Cercopidae
    Liposcelis, genus Liposcelis
    a genus of Psocidae
    Trogium, genus Trogium
    a genus of Psocidae
    Myrmeleon, genus Myrmeleon
    type genus of the Myrmeleontidae: antlions
    Corydalis, Corydalus, genus Corydalis, genus Corydalus
    type genus of the Corydalidae
    Sialis, genus Sialis
    type genus of the Sialidae
    Lepisma, genus Lepisma
    type genus of the Lepismatidae: silverfish
    Thermobia, genus Thermobia
    a genus of Lepismatidae
    Frankliniella, genus Frankliniella
    tobacco thrips
    genus Thrips
    type genus of the Thripidae
    Forficula, genus Forficula
    type genus of Forficulidae
    Nymphalis, genus Nymphalis
    type genus of the Nymphalidae: mourning cloak butterflies
    Vanessa, genus Vanessa
    painted beauty and red admiral
    Limenitis, genus Limenitis
    mainly dark northern butterflies with white wing bars
    Polygonia, genus Polygonia
    comma butterflies
    Spyeria, genus Spyeria
    fritillaries
    Argynnis, genus Argynnis
    fritillaries
    Apatura, genus Apatura
    large Old World butterflies
    Inachis, genus Inachis
    a genus of Nymphalidae
    Danaus, genus Danaus
    type genus of the Danaidae: monarch butterflies
    Pieris, genus Pieris
    type genus of the Pieridae
    Lycaena, genus Lycaena
    type genus of the Lycaenidae; small slender butterflies with upper surface of wings usually metallic blue or green or copper
    Strymon, genus Strymon
    large and widely distributed genus of hairstreak butterflies
    genus Tortrix
    type genus of the Tortricidae
    Homona, genus Homona
    tea tortrix
    Argyrotaenia, genus Argyrotaenia
    orange tortrix
    Carpocapsa, genus Carpocapsa
    codling moths
    Lymantria, genus Lymantria
    type genus of the Lymantriidae; a pest (Lymantria means `destroyer')
    Euproctis, genus Euproctis
    a genus of Lymantriidae
    Paleacrita, genus Paleacrita
    geometrid moths
    Alsophila, genus Alsophila
    geometrid moths
    Pyralis, genus Pyralis
    type genus of the Pyralidae
    Galleria, genus Galleria
    a genus of Pyralidae
    Pyrausta, genus Pyrausta
    moths whose larvae are corn borers
    Anagasta, genus Anagasta
    moth whose larvae are flour moths
    Ephestia, genus Ephestia
    small moths whose larvae spin silken tunnels and feed on stored food products
    Cadra, genus Cadra
    a genus of Pyralidae
    Tinea, genus Tinea
    type genus of the Tineidae: clothes moths
    Tineola, genus Tineola
    webbing clothes moths
    Trichophaga, genus Trichophaga
    carpet moths
    Gelechia, genus Gelechia
    type genus of the Gelechiidae: pink bollworms
    Sitotroga, genus Sitotroga
    grain moths
    Phthorimaea, genus Phthorimaea
    potato moths
    Noctua, genus Noctua
    type genus of the Noctuidae: moths whose larvae are cutworms
    Catacala, genus Catacala
    moths whose larvae are cutworms: underwings
    Cerapteryx, genus Cerapteryx
    antler moths
    Heliothis, genus Heliothis
    a genus of Noctuidae
    Chorizagrotis, genus Chorizagrotis
    moths whose larvae are army cutworms
    Pseudaletia, genus Pseudaletia
    moths whose larvae are armyworms
    Spodoptera, genus Spodoptera
    moths whose larvae are armyworms
    Manduca, genus Manduca
    moths whose larvae are tobacco hornworms or tomato hornworms
    Acherontia, genus Acherontia
    death's-head moth
    Bombyx, genus Bombyx
    type genus of the Bombycidae: Chinese silkworm moth
    Saturnia, genus Saturnia
    type genus of the Saturniidae: emperor moth
    Eacles, genus Eacles
    imperial moths
    Actias, genus Actias
    luna moths
    Hyalophora, genus Hyalophora
    American silkworm moth
    Samia, genus Samia
    silkworm moths
    Automeris, genus Automeris
    io moth
    Antheraea, genus Antheraea
    large moths whose larvae produce silk of high quality
    Atticus, genus Atticus
    atlas moth
    Callimorpha, genus Callimorpha
    cinnabar moths
    Lasiocampa, genus Lasiocampa
    type genus of the Lasiocampidae: eggars
    Malacosoma, genus Malacosoma
    tent caterpillars
    Hyphantria, genus Hyphantria
    fall webworms
    Loxostege, genus Loxostege
    garden webworms
    Ctenocephalus, genus Ctenocephalus
    a former usage synonymous with Ctenocephalides
    type of:
    genus
    (biology) taxonomic group containing one or more species
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