Agaristidae

plural noun Ag·a·ris·ti·dae \ˌa-gə-ˈri-stə-ˌdē\

Definition of Agaristidae

  1. :  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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