Scutelleridae

plural noun Scu·tel·ler·i·dae \ˌsk(y)ütəlˈerəˌdē\

Definition of Scutelleridae

  1. :  a family of broadly oval flattened terrestrial insects (order Hemiptera) having the antennae five-jointed, the legs spineless, and a large scutellum that almost entirely covers the abdomen

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Origin and Etymology of scutelleridae

New Latin, from Scutellera, type genus (from scutella) + -idae


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