plural noun

: a family of small humpbacked insects (order Neuroptera) that have pollinose wings resembling those of moths and predatory larvae which feed especially on mites and scales

Word History


New Latin, from Coniopteryg-, Coniopteryx, type genus (from coni- + -pteryx) + -idae

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“Coniopterygidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2023.

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