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

Definition of Nepticulidae

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

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Origin and Etymology of nepticulidae

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

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