Libytheidae

plural noun
Lib·​y·​the·​idae | \ ˌlibəˈthēəˌdē \

Definition of Libytheidae

: a small family comprising the snout butterflies and often considered a subfamily of Nymphalidae

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History and Etymology for Libytheidae

New Latin, from Libythea, type genus (perhaps from Greek Libys Libyan + thea appearance, aspect) + -idae

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“Libytheidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Libytheidae. Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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