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nymph

1. A goddess of the mountains, forests, meadows, or waters. Where were ye, nymphs, when the remorseless deep Closed o'er the head of your loved Lycidas ? (milton)

2. Hence: A lovely young girl; a maiden; a damsel. Nymph, in thy orisons be all my sins remembered. (Shak)

3. (Science: zoology) The pupa of an insect; a chrysalis.

4. (Science: zoology) Any one of a subfamily (Najades) of butterflies including the purples, the fritillaries, the peacock butterfly, etc.

Synonym: naiad.

Origin: L. Nympha nymph, bride, young woman, Gr., cf. F. Nymphe. Cf. Nuptial.


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I've got a bug I can't place...

Found it - it's probably a wheel bug nymph - http://pecankernel.tamu.edu/pecan_insects/beneficials/index.html

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by Darby
Mon Apr 25, 2011 9:18 pm
 
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I've got a bug I can't place...

From a roof in upstate NY, USA. Looks like a nymph, from the stubby wings, and probably a hemipteran, but I can't find it in my field guide. Any ideas? Oh, this is a BIG picture file, so you can see detail (and I was too lazy and inept to crop ...

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by Darby
Mon Apr 25, 2011 8:01 pm
 
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Re: What is this bug?

Cockroach nymph indeed! Order: Blattodea Suborder:Blattaria Family: Blattellidae Genus: Blattella http://bugguide.net/node/view/316311 Check out bugguide.net for all your bug identifying needs.

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by MJD
Thu Oct 01, 2009 12:50 am
 
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What is this bug?

It does look like a cockroach nymph, maybe third instar at that size.

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by Darby
Tue Sep 15, 2009 2:03 pm
 
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Why do you keep talking about species

... Thread like Round worms Round cross section, keratin cuticle 80 000 – 1 million Nematomorpha Thread form Horsehair worms about 320 Nemertea A sea nymph Ribbon worms about 1200 Onychophora Claw bearer Velvet worms Legs tipped by chitinous claws about 200 modern Orthonectida Straight swim Single ...

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by gamila
Mon Jun 29, 2009 5:35 pm
 
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Topic: Why do you keep talking about species
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