Bethylidae

plural noun Be·thyl·i·dae \ bə-ˈthi-lə-ˌdē \

Definition of Bethylidae

:a family of small wasps the females of which oviposit on other insects that they sting and paralyze

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Origin and Etymology of bethylidae

New Latin, from Bethylus, type genus (from Greek bēthylos, a kind of bird) + -idae


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