Cicindelidae

plural noun

Cic·​in·​del·​i·​dae
ˌsisə̇nˈdeləˌdē
: a family of active free-flying usually bright colored diurnal predaceous beetles comprising the tiger beetles

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Cicindela, type genus (from Latin, glowworm) + -idae; akin to Latin candēre to shine

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“Cicindelidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Cicindelidae. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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