Pyraustidae

plural noun

Py·​raus·​ti·​dae
-təˌdē
: a family of small or medium-sized, slender moths having larvae that are webworms or leaftiers and that is now considered a subfamily (Pyraustinae) of the family Pyralidae or Crambidae see pyrausta

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Pyrausta, type genus + -idae

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“Pyraustidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Pyraustidae. Accessed 6 Feb. 2023.

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