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Noun: chalcid wasp
  1. Any of various tiny insects whose larvae are parasites on eggs and larvae of other insects; many are beneficial in destroying injurious insects
    - chalcid fly, chalcidfly, chalcid

Derived forms: chalcid wasps

Type of: hymenopter, hymenopteran, hymenopteron, hymenopterous insect

Part of: Chalcidae, Chalcididae, family Chalcidae, family Chalcididae

Encyclopedia: Chalcid wasp