plural noun
Sco·​lyt·​i·​dae | \ -təˌdē \

Definition of Scolytidae

: a large family of bark-boring or wood-boring rhynchophorous beetles having a very short beak and clubbed antennae and being small but very destructive to forest trees and fruit trees — see bark beetle

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History and Etymology for Scolytidae

New Latin, from Scolytus, type genus + -idae

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“Scolytidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2021.

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