Trypetidae

plural noun Try·pet·i·dae \-pətəˌdē\

Definition of Trypetidae

  1. :  a family of acalyptrate muscoid flies having a piercing ovipositor and having the wings usually banded or spotted that includes a number of important pests of various fruits (as the Mediterranean fruit fly)

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Origin and Etymology of trypetidae

New Latin, from Trypeta, type genus (from Greek trypētēs borer, from trypan to bore) + -idae — more at trypan-


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