plural noun

: 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

Word History


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

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“Eulophidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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