Perilampidae

plural noun

Peri·​lampidae
ˌperəˈlampəˌdē
: a small family of Hymenoptera comprising insects that are mostly secondary parasites on other insects (as of the orders Diptera and Hymenoptera)

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Perilampus, type genus (from Greek perilampein to shine around, from peri- + lampein to give light, shine) + -idae

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

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