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Noun1.Chalcidae - an arthropod family including: chalcidflies
arthropod family - any of the arthropods
Hymenoptera, order Hymenoptera - an order of insects including: bees; wasps; ants; ichneumons; sawflies; gall wasps; etc.
chalcid, chalcid fly, chalcid wasp, chalcidfly - any of various tiny insects whose larvae are parasites on eggs and larvae of other insects; many are beneficial in destroying injurious insects
jointworm, strawworm - larva of chalcid flies injurious to the straw of wheat and other grains
Chalcis, genus Chalcis - type genus of the Chalcididae
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1) Hymenoptera: Braconidae Undetermined Hymenoptera: Undetermined Ceraphronidae Hymenoptera: Chalcidae Conura side (Walker) (2) Hymenoptera: Eulophidae Aprostocetus nr.
Pemberton & Cordo (2001) reported that several larval and pupal parasitoids attacked the cactus moth in South America, including species of Hymenoptera (Braconidae, Chalcidae, and Ichneumonidae), and 1 Diptera (Tachinidae).