plural noun

: a family of large moths having strongly pectinate antennae and lacking proboscis and tympanum

Word History


New Latin, from Eupterote, type genus (from eu- + Greek pterōtē, feminine of pterōtos feathered, from pteron feather) + -idae

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“Eupterotidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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