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|Noun||1.||family Bittacidae - a family of predacious tropical insects of the order Mecoptera|
Mecoptera, order Mecoptera - an order of carnivorous insects usually having long membranous wings and long beaklike heads with chewing mouths at the tip
hanging fly - any of various mecopterous insects of the family Bittacidae
family - (biology) a taxonomic group containing one or more genera; "sharks belong to the fish family"