Rhipiphoridae

plural noun Rhip·i·phor·i·dae \ ˌripəˈfȯrəˌdē \

Definition of Rhipiphoridae

:a family of small beetles that are parasitic on wasps and other insects, have a pointed abdomen, and undergo hypermetamorphosis

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Origin and Etymology of rhipiphoridae

New Latin, from Rhipiphorus, type genus (from rhipi- + -phorus) + -idae


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