plural noun Ly·man·tri·idae \ˌlīmən‧ˈtrīəˌdē\

Definition of Lymantriidae

  1. :  a family of moths comprising certain typical tussock moths and having larvae that are distinguished by a dense coat of often urticating hairs and that include many destructive pests which attack trees and other economic plants

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Origin and Etymology of lymantriidae

New Latin, from Lymantria, type genus + -idae

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