family Chalcididae


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Noun1.family Chalcididae - 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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These parasitoids, belonging to the order Hymenoptera and are mainly part of the family Chalcididae using the eggs processionary as a host for their development (Morel, 2008).
Family Chalcididae. In: The Chalcidoidea (Insecta: Hymenoptera) of India and the adjacent countries.
Some of the thousands of different species of these wasps, one to two millimeters in length, found around orchards include: Braconid wasps (family Braconidae); Ichneumonid wasps (family Ichneumonidae); Chalcidoid wasps (family Chalcidoidea); Chalcid wasps (family Chalcididae); Eulophid wasps (family Eulophidae); Trichogramma wasps (family Trichogrammatidae); Mymarid wasps (family Mymaridae).