plural noun
Pam·​phi·​li·​idae | \ ˌpam(p)fəˈlīəˌdē \

Definition of Pamphiliidae

: a family of sawflies whose larvae are usually gregarious and web together the leaves and twigs of trees on which they feed

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History and Etymology for Pamphiliidae

New Latin, from Pamphilius, type genus (perhaps from Greek pamphilos beloved of all) + -idae

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“Pamphiliidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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