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

Definition of Hepialidae

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

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Origin and Etymology of hepialidae

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

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