Apanteles

noun
Apan·​te·​les | \ əˈpantᵊlˌēz\

Definition of Apanteles

: a genus of small wasps (family Braconidae) parasitic as larvae on caterpillars and used in the biological control of certain destructive caterpillars

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History and Etymology for Apanteles

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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