Phytoptidae

plural noun Phy·top·ti·dae \-təˌdē\

Definition of Phytoptidae

  1. :  a family of minute plant-parasitic mites that includes various destructive bud mites and blister mites and is often treated as a subfamily of Eriophyidae

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Origin and Etymology of phytoptidae

New Latin, from Phytoptus, type genus + -idae


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