Epicauta

noun
Ep·​i·​cau·​ta | \ ˌepəˈkȯtə \

Definition of Epicauta

: 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

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History and Etymology for Epicauta

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 11 Jul. 2020.

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