Siricidae

plural noun Si·ric·i·dae \ sə̇ˈrisəˌdē \

Definition of Siricidae

:a family of hymenopterous insects comprising the horntails and having larvae that are wood borers and female adults with a stout hornlike ovipositor for inserting the eggs in wood

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Origin and Etymology of siricidae

New Latin, from Siric-, Sirex, type genus + -idae


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