Megalopygidae

plural noun Meg·a·lo·pyg·i·dae \ˌmegəlōˈpijəˌdē\

Definition of Megalopygidae

  1. :  a family of chiefly South American hirsute moths having larvae with stinging hairs

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Origin and Etymology of megalopygidae

New Latin, from Megalopyge, type genus (from megal- + Greek pygē buttocks) + -idae — more at fog


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