Otitidae

plural noun
Otit·​i·​dae | \ ōˈtitəˌdē \

Definition of Otitidae

: a family of acalyptrate flies that includes numerous robust flies usually with spotted or banded wings, frequently with metallic colors, and with larvae which usually feed on decaying vegetable matter

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History and Etymology for Otitidae

New Latin, from Otites, type genus (origin unknown) + -idae

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“Otitidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Otitidae. Accessed 3 Dec. 2021.

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