chalcid wasp


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Related to chalcid wasp: Chalcidoidea
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Noun1.chalcid wasp - any of various tiny insects whose larvae are parasites on eggs and larvae of other insectschalcid wasp - any of various tiny insects whose larvae are parasites on eggs and larvae of other insects; many are beneficial in destroying injurious insects
hymenopter, hymenopteran, hymenopteron, hymenopterous insect - insects having two pairs of membranous wings and an ovipositor specialized for stinging or piercing
Chalcidae, Chalcididae, family Chalcidae, family Chalcididae - an arthropod family including: chalcidflies
chalcis fly - a variety of chalcid fly
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Because of their small size and lack of specialized mouthparts, certain chalcid wasp species can efficiently forage only in flowers with nectaries that are fully exposed or only slightly obstructed by petals or other floral parts (Patt et al.
The solution: A tiny chalcid wasp called Encarsia formosa which lays a single egg in each scale.
Antrocephalus mitys may be a tool for the biological control of stored product moth pests in Brazil; and Ephestia cautella is an adequate factitious host for mass rearing this chalcid wasp.