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taxonomic synonym of sphyrnidae


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plural noun

: a family of moths including the foresters, burnet moths, and related moths most of which are bright-colored and day-flying

Word History


New Latin, from Zygaena (from Greek zygaina hammerheaded shark) + -idae

Plural noun

New Latin, from Zygaena, type genus (from Greek zygaina) + -idae

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“Zygaenidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Zygaenidae. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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