Pyrrhocoridae

plural noun
Pyr·​rho·​cor·​i·​dae | \ ˌpirəˈkȯrəˌdē \

Definition of Pyrrhocoridae

: a family of moderately large often brightly colored bugs comprising the firebugs, having four-jointed beak and antennae and no ocelli, and sucking the juices of plants — compare cotton stainer, dysdercus

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History and Etymology for Pyrrhocoridae

New Latin, from Pyrrhocoris, type genus (from pyrrh- + Greek koris bedbug) + -idae

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“Pyrrhocoridae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Pyrrhocoridae. Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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