Plutellidae

plural noun

Plu·​tel·​li·​dae
-ləˌdē
: a family of small often cryptically colored moths with narrow wings and with usually green phytophagous larvae that include some economically important pests of cultivated plants see plutella

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Plutella, type genus + -idae

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“Plutellidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Plutellidae. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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