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chalcid

chalcid fly

/ (ˈkælsɪd) /
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noun
any tiny hymenopterous insect of the family Chalcididae and related families, whose larvae are parasites of other insects
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Word Origin for chalcid

C19: from New Latin Chalcis type genus, from Greek khalkos copper, referring to its metallic sheen
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