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|Noun||1.||family Tachinidae - parasites on other insects |
arthropod family - any of the arthropods
Diptera, order Diptera - a large order of insects having a single pair of wings and sucking or piercing mouths; includes true flies and mosquitoes and gnats and crane flies
tachina fly - bristly fly whose larvae live parasitically in caterpillars and other insects; important in control of noxious insects