Hesperioidea

plural noun
Hes·​pe·​ri·​oi·​dea | \ (ˌ)heˌspirēˈȯidēə \

Definition of Hesperioidea

: a superfamily of Lepidoptera comprising insects often considered butterflies but usually distinguished from the typical butterflies by the hooked tips of the widely separated antennae, peculiarities of the wing venation, and the erratic and often very swift flight — see hesperiidae , megathymidae , skipper

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History and Etymology for Hesperioidea

New Latin, from Hesperia + -oidea

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“Hesperioidea.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hesperioidea. Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.

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