Erotylidae

plural noun

Er·​o·​tyl·​i·​dae
ˌerəˈtiləˌdē
: a family of elongate oval hairy beetles having larvae that live in fungi or bore in higher plants

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Erotylus, type genus (from Greek erōtylos darling, sweetheart, from erōt-, erōs sexual love) + -idae

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“Erotylidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Erotylidae. Accessed 29 Jan. 2023.

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