Cucujidae

plural noun

Cu·​cu·​ji·​dae
-üyəˌdē,
-üjə-
: a family of small flattened elongated beetles (suborder Polyphaga) that live mostly under the bark of trees compare saw-toothed grain beetle

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Cucujus, type genus (probably from Spanish cocuyo, cucuyo fire beetle) + -idae

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“Cucujidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Cucujidae. Accessed 29 Jan. 2023.

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