chalcid fly definition

  • others:
    • One of a numerous family of hymenopterous insects (Chalcididæ. Many are gallflies, others are parasitic on insects.
    • One of a numerous family of hymenopterous pests (Chalcididæ. Most are gallflies, other individuals tend to be parasitic on bugs.
  • noun:
    • any one of different tiny bugs whoever larvae are parasites on eggs and larvae of other bugs; lots of people are advantageous in destroying damaging insects
    • any one of numerous small insects whoever larvae tend to be parasites on eggs and larvae of various other pests; lots of people are beneficial in destroying damaging insects

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