Definitions for tachina flyˈtæk ə nə

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

tach′i•na fly`ˈtæk ə nə(n.)

  1. any of numerous bristly flies of the family Tachinidae, the larvae of which are parasitic on other insects.

    Category: Entomology

Origin of tachina fly:

1885–90; < NL Tachina < Gk tachinḗ, fem. of tachinós swift


Princeton's WordNet

  1. tachina fly(noun)

    bristly fly whose larvae live parasitically in caterpillars and other insects; important in control of noxious insects


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