noun, plural chalcidflies.
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.
Also called chalcid /ˈkælsɪd/ [kal-sid] Show IPA , chalcid fly, chalcid wasp.
< Greek chalk
) copper, brass (with allusion to the coloration) + -id2