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tachina fly

[tak-uh-nuh] /ˈtæk ə nə/
noun
1.
any of numerous dipterous insects of the family Tachinidae, the larvae of which are parasitic on caterpillars, beetles, and other insects.
Also called tachinid.
Origin
< Neo-Latin Tachina genus of flies, noun use of Greek tachinḗ, feminine of tachinós swift, equivalent to tach(ýs) swift + -inē, feminine of -inos -ine1
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tachina fly

/ˈtækɪnə/
noun
1.
any bristly fly of the dipterous family Tachinidae, the larvae of which live parasitically in caterpillars, beetles, hymenopterans, and other insects
Word Origin
C19: via New Latin Tachina, from Greek takhinos swift, from takhos fleetness
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