Nemestrinidae

plural noun Nem·e·strin·i·dae \ -rinəˌdē \

Definition of Nemestrinidae

:a family of dipterous insects occurring mostly in hot and arid regions and having larvae that are parasitic on other insects

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Origin and Etymology of nemestrinidae

New Latin, from Nemestrinus, type genus (perhaps from Late Latin Nemestrinus, god of groves) + -idae


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