Brentidae

plural noun
Bren·ti·dae | \ˈbrentəˌdē\

Definition of Brentidae 

: a family (type genus Brentus) of chiefly tropical wood-boring weevils having slender bodies, antennae that are not elbowed, and females with the beak very long and continuing the long axis of the body

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History and Etymology for Brentidae

New Latin, from Brentus, type genus + -idae

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