plural noun Ru·tel·i·dae \rüˈteləˌdē\

Definition of Rutelidae

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

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Origin and Etymology of rutelidae

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

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