Definition of Ichneumon fly

1. Noun. Hymenopterous insect that resembles a wasp and whose larvae are parasitic on caterpillars and other insect larvae.




Definition of Ichneumon fly

1. Noun. (''inaccurately named'') ichneumon wasp ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ichneumon Fly

icey
ich
ich-laut
ich-lauts
ichabod
ichebu
ichebus
iched
iches
ichidai toshiyori
ichimon
iching
ichn-
ichneumia
ichneumon
ichneumon fly (current term)
ichneumon wasp
ichneumon wasps
ichneumonid
ichneumonidan
ichneumonidans
ichneumonides
ichneumonids
ichneumons
ichnite
ichnites
ichno-
ichnocoenose
ichnocoenoses
ichnocoenosis

Literary usage of Ichneumon fly

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1. Report of the Secretary of Agriculture by United States Dept. of Agriculture (1867)
"Cryptus inquisitor, a small yellow-banded ichneumon fly, destroys the ... is attacked by a small ichneumon fly, the larva of which, after feeding upon the ..."

2. The Insect Book: A Popular Account of the Bees, Wasps, Ants, Grasshoppers by Leland Ossian Howard (1905)
"... Life History of an ichneumon fly (Pimpla inquisitor, This important but widespread parasite of caterpillars occurs in California, Texas, Iowa, Illinois, ..."

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