rudis, a staff), properly a rod or pole, and so used as the name of a surface measure of land.
From such a rudis indiges-, taque moles, after it had attained an almost world-wide distribution, have arisen the various Ratitae, independently at various epochs and in various countries.
Ovid expresses the grounds of that esteem when he characterizes him as "Ingenio maximus, arte rudis."
The kingfisher is found beside every watercourse, a black and white species (Ceryle rudis) being much more numerous than the common kingfisher.
the Stomoxys calcitrans, or stable-fly; Pollenia rudis, or cluster-fly; Muscina stabulans, another stablefly; Calliphora erythrocephala, blue-bottle fly, blow-fly or meatfly, with smaller sorts of blue-bottle, Phormia terraenovae and Lucilia Caesar; Homalomyia canicularis and brevis, the small house-fly; Scenopinus fenestralis, the black window-fly, &c. But Musca domestica is far the most numerous, and in many places, especially in hot weather and in hot climates, is a regular pest.
Hedgehog stonewort Chara pedunculata and the rare rugged stonewort C. rudis have been recorded at this site.
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