Bostrychidae

plural noun Bos·trych·i·dae \ bäˈstrikəˌdē \

Definition of Bostrychidae

:a family of small cylindrical beetles having a hoodlike thorax and boring both as larvae and adults in wood, stored products, and lead cables

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Origin and Etymology of bostrychidae

New Latin, from Bostrychus, type genus (from Greek bostrychos curl—or, a winged insect) + -idae


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