Definition of Cydnidae
: a widely distributed family of chiefly tropical bugs that are related to the stinkbugs and include a number of burrowing bugs with the first two pairs of legs modified for digging in soil
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Origin and Etymology of cydnidae
New Latin, from Cydnus, type genus (from Greek kydnos glorious, renowned, from kydos glory, renown) + -idae; from their bright colors
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