plural noun

: a family of small, brightly colored moths that resemble wasps and bees and include forms lacking scales on part of their wing see clearwing

Word History


New Latin, from Sesia (synonym of Aegeria) (from Greek sēs moth + New Latin -ia) + -idae

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“Sesiidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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