Platypezidae

plural noun Platy·pez·i·dae

Definition of Platypezidae

  1. :  a small family of two-winged flies having larvae that breed in fungi and adults that often fly in swarms — see smoke fly

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Origin and Etymology of platypezidae

New Latin, from Platypeza, type genus (from platy- + Greek peza foot, lower part of a body) + -idae; akin to Sanskrit padya of the foot, Latin ped-, pes foot — more at foot


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