Cetoniidae

plural noun Ce·to·ni·i·dae \ˌsētəˈnīəˌdē\

Definition of Cetoniidae

  1. :  a family of rather large brightly colored diurnal beetles comprising the sap chafers, having the mandibles thin and feeble and the mouth parts adapted to soft or liquid food, and being closely related to and often included as a subfamily of the Scarabaeidae — see goliath beetle

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Origin and Etymology of cetoniidae

New Latin, from Cetonia, type genus (irregular from Greek kētos sea monster) + -idae


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