plural noun
Se·​si·​idae | \ sə̇ˈsīəˌdē \

Definition of Sesiidae

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

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History and Etymology for Sesiidae

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

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“Sesiidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Feb. 2021.

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