plural noun Eu·loph·i·dae \yüˈläfəˌdē\

Definition of Eulophidae

  1. :  a large cosmopolitan family of narrow-winged chalcid flies usually with 4-jointed tarsi that are parasitic as larvae in or on the larvae of various other insects

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Origin and Etymology of eulophidae

New Latin, from Eulophus, type genus (from Greek eulophos well plumed, from eu- + lophos nape of the neck, crest) + -idae

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