Notodontidae

plural noun
No·​to·​don·​ti·​dae

Definition of Notodontidae

: an extensive family of moths which resemble the Noctuidae but are distinguished from them chiefly by the venation of the forewings and whose larvae are usually naked and often of grotesque form with humps, spines, or fleshy processes — compare lobster moth, puss moth

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History and Etymology for Notodontidae

New Latin, from Notodonta, type genus (from not- + -odonta) + -idae

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“Notodontidae.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Notodontidae. Accessed 8 December 2019.

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