Lymantriidae

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

Definition of Lymantriidae

: 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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History and Etymology for Lymantriidae

New Latin, from Lymantria, type genus + -idae

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“Lymantriidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Lymantriidae. Accessed 25 Sep. 2020.

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