- any of numerous small flies of the family Chalcididae, often having bright metallic coloration, the larvae of which are chiefly parasitic on various stages of other insects.
Origin of chalcidfly
Examples from the Web for chalcid
Historical Examples of chalcid
The ears are distinct, whereas in the Chalcid they are hidden under the skin.Reptiles and Birds
One is likely to get hundreds of these Chalcid flies from a single caterpillar.
These are much larger than the Chalcid flies and are called Ichneumon flies.
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
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
- any tiny hymenopterous insect of the family Chalcididae and related families, whose larvae are parasites of other insects