Definition of Agaristidae
: a family of mostly diurnal and brightly colored moths having the antennae thickened toward the tip and including the Australian whistling moths — see forester
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Origin and Etymology of agaristidae
New Latin, from Agarista, type genus (perhaps after Agariste, flourished 6th century b.c. daughter of Cleisthenes, tyrant of Sicyon, from Greek Agaristē) + -idae
First Known Use: 1840
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