plural noun
Hepi·​al·​i·​dae | \ ˌhēpēˈaləˌdē, ˌhep- \

Definition of Hepialidae

: a family of lepidopterous insects comprising the ghost moths and having larvae which burrow in wood or feed on roots

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History and Etymology for Hepialidae

New Latin, from Hepialus, type genus (irregular from Greek hēpiolos moth) + -idae

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“Hepialidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hepialidae. Accessed 6 Dec. 2021.

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