Bombyliidae

plural noun
Bom·by·li·i·dae | \ ˌbämbəˈlīəˌdē \

Definition of Bombyliidae 

: a family of hairy-bodied often brightly colored two-winged flies many of which resemble bees and are called bee flies

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History and Etymology for Bombyliidae

borrowed from New Latin, from Bombylius (Linnaeus), a genus (from Greek bombyliós, bombýlios “buzzing insect, bumblebee,” from bómbos “booming sound, buzz, hum” + -ylios, noun suffix) + -idae -idae

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