ichneumon fly


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ichneumon fly

or

ichneumon wasp

n
(Animals) any hymenopterous insect of the family Ichneumonidae, whose larvae are parasitic in caterpillars and other insect larvae
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ichneu′mon fly`


n.
any of numerous wasplike insects of the family Ichneumonidae, the larvae of which are parasites of the larvae and pupae of many insects, esp. moths and butterflies.
[1705–15]
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Noun1.ichneumon fly - hymenopterous insect that resembles a wasp and whose larvae are parasitic on caterpillars and other insect larvaeichneumon fly - hymenopterous insect that resembles a wasp and whose larvae are parasitic on caterpillars and other insect larvae
hymenopter, hymenopteran, hymenopteron, hymenopterous insect - insects having two pairs of membranous wings and an ovipositor specialized for stinging or piercing
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Translations

ichneumon fly

nSchlupfwespe f
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References in periodicals archive ?
Accompanying previous Western Mail articles we have seen misidentified photographs of, among others, a bee fly masquerading as a bee and an ichneumon fly pretending to be a common wasp.