Apanteles

noun

Apan·​te·​les
əˈpantᵊlˌēz
: a genus of small wasps (family Braconidae) parasitic as larvae on caterpillars and used in the biological control of certain destructive caterpillars

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from a- + Greek pantelēs altogether complete, from pan- + -telēs (from telos end, completion); from the lack of a caudal appendage

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“Apanteles.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Apanteles. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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