Cossidae

plural noun Cos·si·dae \ˈkäsəˌdē\

Definition of Cossidae

  1. :  a family of nocturnal moths with heavy spindle-shaped bodies and strong narrow wings including the goat moths, carpenter moths, and related forms and having larvae that bore in the wood of living trees

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Origin and Etymology of cossidae

New Latin, from Cossus, type genus + -idae


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