plural noun
Vip·​i·​on·​i·​dae | \ ˌvipēˈänəˌdē \

Definition of Vipionidae

: 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

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History and Etymology for Vipionidae

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 30 Mar. 2020.

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