Limnephilidae

plural noun
Lim·​ne·​phil·​i·​dae | \ ˌlimnəˈfiləˌdē \

Definition of Limnephilidae

: a family of large caddis flies whose larvae live usually in ponds or slow streams

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History and Etymology for Limnephilidae

New Latin, from Limnephilus, type genus (from Greek limnē pool + New Latin -philus) + -idae

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“Limnephilidae.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Limnephilidae. Accessed 13 December 2019.

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