Asilidae

plural noun
Asil·​i·​dae | \ əˈsiləˌdē \

Definition of Asilidae

: a family of rather large usually slender two-winged flies with strong legs and wings and the proboscis a hardened beak used for sucking the body fluids of other insects which they capture on the wing — compare robber fly

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History and Etymology for Asilidae

New Latin, from Asilus, type genus + -idae

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“Asilidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Asilidae. Accessed 22 Sep. 2021.

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