: a cosmopolitan genus of blister beetles that feed on various cultivated plants as adults and that as larvae are predacious in egg masses or nests of insects

Word History


New Latin, from Greek epikautē, feminine of epikautos burned at the tip, from epikaiein to burn on the surface, burn at the top, from epi- + kaiein to burn

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“Epicauta.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Epicauta. Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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