ichneumonfly

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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