Nepticulidae

plural noun
Nep·​ti·​cu·​li·​dae | \ ˌneptəˈkyüləˌdē \

Definition of Nepticulidae

: a family of minute and widely distributed moths whose larvae occur as leaf miners on many deciduous trees

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History and Etymology for Nepticulidae

New Latin, from Nepticula, type genus (from Late Latin nepticula little granddaughter, diminutive of Latin neptis granddaughter) + -idae

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“Nepticulidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Nepticulidae. Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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