Vipionidae

plural noun

Vip·​i·​on·​i·​dae
ˌvipēˈänəˌdē
: 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

Etymology

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

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“Vipionidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Vipionidae. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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