Proctotrupidae

Proc·​to·​tru·​pi·​dae
variants: or Proctotrypidae \ ˌ⸗⸗ˈ⸗pəˌdē \

Definition of Proctotrupidae

taxonomic synonym of serphidae

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History and Etymology for Proctotrupidae

Proctotrupidae, New Latin, from Proctotrupes, type genus (from proct- + -trupes, irregular from Greek trypan to bore through, pierce) + -idae; Proctotrypidae, New Latin, from Proctotypes, type genus (synonym of Proctotrupes; alteration of Proctotrupes) + -idae

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“Proctotrupidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Proctotrupidae. Accessed 22 Apr. 2021.

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