Phloeothripidae

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

Definition of Phloeothripidae

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

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Origin and Etymology of phloeothripidae

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


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