trichogramma wasp
noun Etymology: New Latin, from trich- + Greek gramma letter, small weight — more at gram Date: 1972 any of a genus (Trichogramma) of minute chalcid wasps that are parasitic as larvae in the eggs of other insects and are used in the biological control of lepidopteran pests

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