Limacodidae

Li·​ma·​cod·​i·​dae | \ ˌlīməˈkädəˌdē \

Definition of Limacodidae

: a family of hairy robust yellow to brown moths often strikingly marked with color and including some with severely urticating hairs — see cup moth

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History and Etymology for Limacodidae

New Latin, from Limacodes, included genus (from Latin limac-, limax slug + New Latin -odes) + -idae

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“Limacodidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Limacodidae. Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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