plural noun
Ser·​phi·​dae | \ -fəˌdē \

Definition of Serphidae

: a family of small serphoid wasps having a tubular retractile ovipositor and being parasitic in the eggs and larvae of other insects

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History and Etymology for Serphidae

New Latin, from Serphus, type genus (from Greek serphos a small winged insect) + -idae

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“Serphidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Mar. 2020.

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