plural noun
Lath·​ri·​di·​idae | \ ˌlathrəˈdīəˌdē \

Definition of Lathridiidae

: a family of small widely distributed light brown to dark brown beetles that have the wings fringed with short hair and feed chiefly on fungi

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History and Etymology for Lathridiidae

New Latin, from Lathridius, type genus (from Greek lathridios secret) + -idae; from the small size of beetles belonging to this genus; akin to Greek lanthanein

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“Lathridiidae.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 27 January 2020.

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