Dolichopodidae

plural noun

Dol·​i·​cho·​pod·​i·​dae
ˌdälə̇kōˈpädəˌdē,
-lēk-
: a large family of small bristly usually metallic green long-legged two-winged flies that feed on other insects and mites

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Dolichopod-, Dolichopus, type genus (from dolich- + -pus) + -idae

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“Dolichopodidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Dolichopodidae. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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