Definition of Chalcid wasp

1. Noun. Any of various tiny insects whose larvae are parasites on eggs and larvae of other insects; many are beneficial in destroying injurious insects.




Definition of Chalcid wasp

1. Noun. Any of many parasitoid wasps of the superfamily Chalcidoidea ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Chalcid Wasp

chalazae
chalazal
chalazas
chalaze
chalazes
chalazia
chalaziferous
chalazion
chalazions
chalcanthite
chalcedonic
chalcedonies
chalcedony
chalcid
chalcid fly
chalcid wasp (current term)
chalcidfly
chalcidology
chalcids
chalcis fly
chalco-
chalcoalumite
chalcocite
chalcocites
chalcocyanite
chalcogen
chalcogenide
chalcogenides
chalcogens

Literary usage of Chalcid wasp

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1. Report on Parasitic and Injurious Insects by Walter Wilson. Froggartt (1909)
"One pest that might be very easily introduced into this country is a seed-destroying chalcid wasp ..."

2. Science in South Africa: A Handbook and Review by William Flint, John Dow Fisher Gilchrist (1905)
"The Cape has offset its obligation to California for the Vedalia by supplying to that State the chalcid wasp ..."

3. Annual Report by Puerto Rico Governor (1922)
"Eggs collected between Yauco and Maricao were parasitized by a chalcid wasp. The minute beetle maggots on hatching drop to the ground where they develop ..."

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