Eriosomatidae

plural noun

Er·​i·​o·​so·​mat·​i·​dae
ˌerē(ˌ)ōsəˈmatəˌdē
: a family of plant lice (such as the woolly apple aphid) having the cornicles reduced or absent and the wing venation simplified and including forms that cause leaf rolling and distortion of host growth and often produce quantities of woolly wax

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Eriosomat-, Eriosoma, type genus (from erio- + -somat-, -soma) + -idae

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“Eriosomatidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Eriosomatidae. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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