plural noun
Cith·​e·​ro·​ni·​idae | \ ˌsithərōˈnīəˌdē \

Definition of Citheroniidae

: 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

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History and Etymology for Citheroniidae

New Latin, from Citheronia, type genus + -idae

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“Citheroniidae.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 27 January 2020.

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