Raphidiidae

plural noun
Raph·​i·​di·​idae

Definition of Raphidiidae 

: a family of predatory insects (suborder Raphidiodea) remarkable for their long prothorax and elongate setiform ovipositor

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History and Etymology for Raphidiidae

New Latin, from Raphidium, type genus (irregular from Greek rhaphid-, rhaphis needle + New Latin -ium) + -idae

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