family Ichneumonidae

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Related to family Ichneumonidae: ichneumon fly, Ichneumonoidea
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: Ichneumonidae - ichneumon flies
arthropod family - any of the arthropods
Hymenoptera, order Hymenoptera - an order of insects including: bees; wasps; ants; ichneumons; sawflies; gall wasps; etc.
ichneumon fly - hymenopterous insect that resembles a wasp and whose larvae are parasitic on caterpillars and other insect larvae
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The parasitoid-wasp family Ichneumonidae consists of approximately 60 000 recent species worldwide (Wahl & Sharkey 1993).
He was a note d authority of parasitic wasps of the family Ichneumonidae.
Dasch pursued research on the systematics and ecology of parasitic wasps of the family Ichneumonidae and became an expert in this work.