Nabidae

plural noun

Nab·​i·​dae
ˈnabəˌdē
: a widely distributed family of predaceous bugs that are related to the assassin bugs and typically have a four-segmented rostrum through which they suck the blood of soft-bodied insects

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Nabis, type genus (from Latin, giraffe) + -idae

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“Nabidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Nabidae. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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