plural noun

: a family of large North American moths lacking a frenulum, having small maxillary and labial palpi, and having larvae commonly armed with hairs and spines that feed on the leaves of deciduous trees

Word History


New Latin, from Citheronia, type genus + -idae

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“Citheroniidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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