plural noun Py·raus·ti·dae \-təˌdē\

Definition of Pyraustidae

  1. :  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

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Origin and Etymology of pyraustidae

New Latin, from Pyrausta, type genus + -idae

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