: the type genus of the family Ploiariidae comprising fragile-bodied bugs with elongated cylindrical heads, prominent eyes, raptorial forelimbs, and the remaining limbs greatly elongated and filamentous

Word History


New Latin, probably modification of Greek ploiarion boat, diminutive of ploion ship; akin to Greek plein to sail, float

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“Ploiaria.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

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