cuckoo wasp

noun

Definition of cuckoo wasp

: any of certain usually brilliantly metallic-green or metallic-blue wasps that constitute the family Chrysididae or the superfamily Chrysidoidea and lay their eggs in the provisioned larval cells of other hymenopterous insects

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“Cuckoo wasp.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cuckoo%20wasp. Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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