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Synonyms for chalcid

any of various tiny insects whose larvae are parasites on eggs and larvae of other insects

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S, 1996a, A new species of chalcid wasp of the genus Astymachus Howard from Vietnam (Hymenoptera, Chalcidoidea: Encyrtidae).
Indian chalcid wasps (Hymenoptera) of the genus Dirhinus parasitic on synanthropic and other Diptera.
Chalcid wasps are effective parasites against aphids, scales, mealybugs, and the larvae of many flying insects, such as beetles, moths, and butterflies.
However, there are some commonalities as well, with flies, thrips, chalcid wasps, coccid bugs (Hemiptera: Sternorrhyncha), and a few beetles and moths inducing gall formation.