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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Origin and Etymology of otitidae

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


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