plural noun
Co·​ni·​op·​te·​ryg·​i·​dae | \ ˌkōnēˌäptəˈrijəˌdē \

Definition of Coniopterygidae

: 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

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History and Etymology for Coniopterygidae

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

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“Coniopterygidae.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 19 January 2020.

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