plural noun
Plu·​tel·​li·​dae | \ -ləˌdē \

Definition of Plutellidae

: 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

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History and Etymology for Plutellidae

New Latin, from Plutella, type genus + -idae

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“Plutellidae.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 26 January 2020.

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