Definition of Proctotrupidae
taxonomic synonym of serphidae
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Origin and Etymology of proctotrupidae
Proctotrupidae, New Latin, from Proctotrupes, type genus (from proct- + -trupes, irregular from Greek trypan to bore through, pierce) + -idae; Proctotrypidae, New Latin, from Proctotypes, type genus (synonym of Proctotrupes; alteration of Proctotrupes) + -idae
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