Asilidae

plural noun Asil·i·dae \əˈsiləˌdē\

Definition of Asilidae

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of asilidae

New Latin, from Asilus, type genus + -idae


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