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Noun: ichneumon fly  ik'n(y)oo-mun flI
  1. Hymenopterous insect that resembles a wasp and whose larvae are parasitic on caterpillars and other insect larvae

Derived forms: ichneumon flies

Type of: hymenopter, hymenopteran, hymenopteron, hymenopterous insect

Part of: family Ichneumonidae, Ichneumonidae

Encyclopedia: Ichneumon fly