Riodinidae

plural noun
Ri·​o·​din·​i·​dae | \ ˌrīəˈdinəˌdē \

Definition of Riodinidae

: a family of small or medium-sized often brightly colored butterflies having metallic spots on the wings and the first pair of legs reduced in the males and occurring mostly in the New World tropics

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History and Etymology for Riodinidae

New Latin, from Riodina, type genus + -idae

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“Riodinidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Riodinidae. Accessed 21 Jun. 2021.

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