Rutelidae

plural noun

Ru·​tel·​i·​dae
rüˈteləˌdē
: a family of vegetable-feeding often brilliantly colored scarabaeoid beetles compare goldsmith beetle

Word History

Etymology

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 14 Jun. 2024.

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