Nitidulidae

plural noun Nit·i·du·li·dae \ˌnitəˈd(y)üləˌdē\

Definition of Nitidulidae

  1. :  a family of small beetles having 5-jointed tarsi and antennae ending in a 3-jointed clavate expansion, including some that are believed to be vectors of the oak wilt fungus, and having larvae that develop usually in decaying vegetation but sometimes attack healthy plants

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Origin and Etymology of nitidulidae

New Latin, from Nitidula, type genus (from Late Latin, feminine of nitidulus natty, diminutive of Latin nitidus bright, neat) + -idae


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