noun, plural chal·cid·flies.
- chalcedon, council of,
Origin of chalcidfly
Examples from the Web for chalcid
One is likely to get hundreds of these Chalcid flies from a single caterpillar.
Parapsidal grooves: the grooves or furrows on each side of the Chalcid scutellum, defining the parapsidae.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology|John. B. Smith
In some cases the pupa was being devoured by the minute larv of a chalcid fly, and in one cell only the dried skin remained.In the Open|Stanton Davis Kirkham
The ears are distinct, whereas in the Chalcid they are hidden under the skin.Reptiles and Birds|Louis Figuier
These are much larger than the Chalcid flies and are called Ichneumon flies.