ichneumon fly definition

  • noun:
    • any one of different wasplike pests regarding the family members Ichneumonidae, having larvae that are parasitic in the larvae of various other bugs. Also called ichneumon wasp.
    • ichneumon wasp
    • See Ichneumon, 2.
    • hymenopterous pest that resembles a wasp and whoever larvae tend to be parasitic on caterpillars also insect larvae

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