Pantophthalmidae

plural noun

Pan·​toph·​thal·​mi·​dae
ˌpan‧ˌtäfˈthalməˌdē
: a family of two-winged flies including large flies that are restricted to the American tropics and have larvae which bore in solid wood

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Pantophthalmus, type genus (from pant- + -ophthalmus) + -idae

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“Pantophthalmidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Pantophthalmidae. Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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