Definitions

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  • proper n. A taxonomic family within the superfamily Phoroidea — the phorid flies.

Etymologies

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Phora +‎ -idae

Examples

  • Yet we know from a careful and detailed study of its anatomy that not only is it a fly, this parasite of termite nests belongs to a particular family of flies, the Phoridae.

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  • H. L. Disney and D. H. Kistner, ‘Revision of the termitophilous Thaumatoxeninae (Diptera: Phoridae)’, Journal of Natural History (1992) 26: 953–91.

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