ichneumon fly

ichneumon fly

noun
any of numerous wasplike insects of the family Ichneumonidae, the larvae of which are parasitic on caterpillars and immature stages of other insects.
Also, ichneumonfly.


Origin:
1705–15

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ichneumon fly or ichneumon wasp
 
n
any hymenopterous insect of the family Ichneumonidae, whose larvae are parasitic in caterpillars and other insect larvae
 
ichneumon wasp or ichneumon wasp
 
n

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