Definitions for ichneumon fly

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ichneu′mon fly`(n.)

  1. 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.

    Category: Entomology

Origin of ichneumon fly:

1705–15

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ichneumon fly(noun)

    hymenopterous insect that resembles a wasp and whose larvae are parasitic on caterpillars and other insect larvae

Wiktionary

  1. ichneumon fly(Noun)

    (inaccurately named) ichneumon wasp

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