Psychodidae

Psychodidae
noun
very small two-winged flies with hairy wings that develop in moss and damp vegetable matter: sand flies
Syn: ↑family Psychodidae
Hypernyms: ↑arthropod family
Member Holonyms: ↑Nematocera, ↑suborder Nematocera
Member Meronyms: ↑psychodid, ↑Phlebotomus, ↑genus Phlebotomus

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\\sīˈkädəˌdē, -kōd-\ noun plural
Usage: capitalized
Etymology: New Latin, from Psychoda, type genus + -idae
: a family of very small two-winged flies (suborder Nematocera) having hairy wings resembling those of moths and larvae that develop in moss and damp vegetable matter — see phlebotomus

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