plural noun

: a family of small ichneumon wasps that is often included in Braconidae and includes forms which as larvae are parasites of various lepidopterous, hymenopterous, coleopterous, and dipterous insects

Word History


New Latin, from Vipion-, Vipio, type genus (from Latin, a small crane) + -idae; from their long legs

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“Vipionidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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