Riodinidae

plural noun

Ri·​o·​din·​i·​dae
ˌrīəˈdinəˌdē
: 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

Word History

Etymology

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 26 Feb. 2024.

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