Megarhyssa

noun

Mega·​rhyssa
: a genus of large ichneumon wasps having an extremely long slender ovipositor and including a common species (M. lunator) of the eastern U.S. that is a parasite of the larva of the pigeon horntail

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from mega- + Rhyssa

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“Megarhyssa.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Megarhyssa. Accessed 28 Jan. 2023.

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