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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“Raphidiidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Raphidiidae. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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