plural noun
Phloe·o·thrip·i·dae | \ˌflēōˈthripəˌdē\

Definition of Phloeothripidae 

: a widely distributed family of thrips many of which are serious pests on a great variety of plants

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History and Etymology for Phloeothripidae

New Latin, from Phloeothrips, type genus (from Greek phloios, phloos bark + thrips) + -idae

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