plural noun
Bib·​i·​on·​i·​dae | \ ˌbi-bē-ˈä-nə-ˌdē \

Definition of Bibionidae

: a family of two-winged flies (suborder Nematocera) comprising the March flies and having larvae that feed on the roots of grasses and other plants

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History and Etymology for Bibionidae

New Latin, from Bibion-, Bibio, type genus (from Latin bibion-, bibio small insect found in wine) + -idae; perhaps akin to Latin bibere

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“Bibionidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2021.

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