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entomofauna

[ en-tuh-moh-faw-nuh ]
/ ˌɛn tə moʊˈfɔ nə /
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noun, plural en·to·mo·fau·nas, en·to·mo·fau·nae [en-tuh-moh-faw-nee]. /ˌɛn tə moʊˈfɔ ni/. (used with a singular or plural verb)

the insect life of a region or habitat.

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Origin of entomofauna

First recorded in 1950–55; entomo- + fauna
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