tiphia

noun

tiph·​ia
ˈtifēə
1
capitalized : a genus (the type of the family Tiphiidae) of shining black wasps that includes a species (T. vernalis) of larval parasites of the Japanese beetle
2
plural -s : any wasp of the genus Tiphia

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Greek tiphē beetle + New Latin -ia

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“Tiphia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tiphia. Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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