Scutelleridae

plural noun

Scu·​tel·​ler·​i·​dae
ˌsk(y)ütᵊlˈerəˌdē
: 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

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Scutelleridae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Scutelleridae. Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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