Ascalaphidae

plural noun As·ca·laph·i·dae \ˌaskəˈlafəˌdē\

Definition of Ascalaphidae

  1. :  a family of rather large nocturnal insects (order Neuroptera) superficially resembling dragonflies but having long club-tipped antennae

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Origin and Etymology of ascalaphidae

New Latin, from Ascalaphus, type genus (from Greek askalaphos, a kind of owl) + -idae


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