Melolonthidae

plural noun Mel·o·lon·thi·dae \ ˌmeləˈlän(t)thəˌdē \

Definition of Melolonthidae

:a family of beetles closely related to and often included as a subfamily of Scarabaeidae — see cockchafer

melolonthine

adjective

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Origin and Etymology of melolonthidae

New Latin, from Melolontha, type genus (from Greek mēlolonthē cockchafer) + -idae


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