Tachinid meaning

tăkə-nĭd
Any of various bristly, usually grayish dipteran flies of the family Tachinidae, the larvae of which are parasitic on caterpillars and other insects.
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Any insect of the family Tachinidae, especially the tachina fly.
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Origin of tachinid

  • New Latin Tachinidae family name from Tachina type genus from Greek takhinē feminine of takhinos swift from takhos speed

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition