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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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Las familias con mayor numero de individuos tanto en pifia como en ecosistema natural fueron: Pteromalidae (480), Braconidae (369), Diapriidae (131), Chalcidae (118), Ichncumoniade (117) y Leucospidae (113).
Exclusivamente para el lote A (con salicilato) (Tabla 2), se capturaron 11 morfoespecies de insectos beneficos pertenecientes a las familias Perilampidae, Formicidae, Coccinellidae, Chrysopidae, Ichneumonidae, Chalcidae, Chrysididae y Braconidae, de las cuales se identificaron las especies: Perilampus sp.