Pteromalidae

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

Definition of Pteromalidae

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of pteromalidae

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


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