plural noun
Py·​raus·​ti·​dae | \ -təˌdē \

Definition of Pyraustidae

: 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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History and Etymology for Pyraustidae

New Latin, from Pyrausta, type genus + -idae

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“Pyraustidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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