plural noun
Dre·​pan·​i·​dae | \ drəˈpanəˌdē \

Definition of Drepanidae

: a family of small slender moths usually having the tips of the forewings hooked — see hooktip

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History and Etymology for Drepanidae

New Latin, from Drepana, type genus (from Greek drepanē sickle) + -idae; from the shape of the forewings

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“Drepanidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Drepanidae. Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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