Pteromalidae

plural noun
Pter·o·mal·i·dae | \ ˌterəˈmaləˌdē \

Definition of Pteromalidae 

: a large family of chalcid flies having larvae that are parasitic on the larvae of other insects (as of the orders Lepidoptera and Coleoptera) and some that are hyperparasites

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History and Etymology for Pteromalidae

New Latin, from Pteromalus, type genus (from pter- + Greek homalos even, level) + -idae; akin to Greek homos same

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