Braconidae

plural noun
Bra·​con·​i·​dae | \ brəˈkänəˌdē \

Definition of Braconidae

: a large family of small, usually black or brown parasitoid hymenopterous insects that are related to the ichneumon wasps, have a relatively short abdomen, and are parasitic chiefly on the larvae of aphids, beetles, moths, and butterflies

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History and Etymology for Braconidae

New Latin, from Bracon, type genus (irregular from Greek brachys short) + -idae

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“Braconidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Braconidae. Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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