Rutelidae

plural noun
Ru·​tel·​i·​dae | \ rüˈteləˌdē \

Definition of Rutelidae

: a family of vegetable-feeding often brilliantly colored scarabaeoid beetles — compare goldsmith beetle

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History and Etymology for Rutelidae

New Latin, from Rutela, type genus (irregular from Latin rutilus red) + -idae; probably akin to Latin ruber red

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“Rutelidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Rutelidae. Accessed 28 Sep. 2021.

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