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Definition of the noun Hypsidae

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Hypsidae is a family of Lepidoptera.

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Google previewInternational Wildlife Encyclopedia: Sweetfish - tree snake (2002)

by Maurice Burton, Robert Burton

The Jersey tiger, Euplagia Cjuadripunctaria, and the brilliantly colored scarlet tiger, Panaxia doininula, another European species, are sometimes placed in a separate family, the Hypsidae. The scarlet tiger has a distinctive dipping and rising pattern of flight. It is able to defend itself by exuding two blobs of toxic, bright yellow liquid from behind its head. A few true tiger moths, including A. caja, are found in North America. However, the characteristic North American tiger moths belong to ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Insects (2009)

by Vincent H. Resh, Ring T. Cardé

Hypsidae, and Zygaenidae often secrete froths, the production of which may be accompanied by a hissing sound and a pungent odor. The aposematism of these moths is enhanced by secretions discharged from brightly colored areas near or on the prothorax. These secretions do not seem to contain plant natural products but rather, toxic de novo synthesized compounds such as pharmacologically active choline esters.

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Scrabble value of H4Y4P3S1I1D2A1E1

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