from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A genus of chilognathous myriapods. The body is long and round, consisting of numerous smooth, equal segments, each of which bears two pairs of short legs. It includes the galleyworms. See chilognatha.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See Julus.
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Some insects are wingless, such as the iulus and the centipede; some are winged, as the bee, the cockchafer, and the wasp; and the same kind is in some cases both winged and wingless, as the ant and the glow-worm.
I suspect that the specimens from the Sierra Guadalupe are intergrades between _lloydi_ and _iulus_.
Violet-green Swallow (_T.t. lepida_ in northwestern Coahuila; _T.t. thalassina_ in southeastern Coahuila), Black-eared Bushtit (_P.m. lloydi_ in northern Coahuila; _P.m. iulus_ in southeastern Coahuila),
Sutton and Burleigh (1939a: 36) recorded _P.m. iulus_ only at
_Psaltriparus minimus iulus_) at Saltillo and stated that their specimens tended to approach _lloydi_ rather than being typical
_Psaltriparus melanotis iulus_ (they called their specimens
"That's not a worm; it is an _iulus_, first cousin to the centipede.