metalmark

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A metalmark

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metal +‎ mark, from the metallic spots on the wing

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metalmark (plural metalmarks)

  1. Any butterfly of the family Riodinidae
    • 2009, January 6, “Natalie Angier”, in A Large-Size Focus on Life Lived Small[1]:
      You have flies that resemble wasps and metalmark moths that mimic jumping spiders []

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