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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S, 1996a, A new species of chalcid wasp of the genus Astymachus Howard from Vietnam (Hymenoptera, Chalcidoidea: Encyrtidae).
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.
The solution: A tiny chalcid wasp called Encarsia formosa which lays a single egg in each scale.