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stylops

División en sílabas: sty·lops
Pronunciación: /ˈstīläps
 
/

Definición de stylops en inglés:

sustantivo (plural igual)

A minute insect that spends part or all of its life as an internal parasite of other insects, especially bees or wasps. The males are winged and the females typically retain a grublike form and remain parasitic.
  • Order Strepsiptera, in particular genus Stylops, family Stylopidae
Example sentences
  • Larval stages and female stylops of most families are internal parasites; adult males are free-living.
  • All species are fairly similar in appearance and a typical example of a male stylops is illustrated opposite.
  • The Strepsiptera, from the meaning of this name, may be called the twisted-wing parasites, though the words stylops and stylopid are frequently used in referring to them.

Origen

late 19th century: modern Latin, from Greek stulos 'column' + ōps 'eye, face'.

Derivados

stylopid

1
Pronunciación: /-ləˌpid/
sustantivo& adjetivo
Example sentences
  • How mature stylopids penetrate the intersegmental membranes of the host has not been described.
  • Male stylopids look a bit like beetles, but the females look like small grubs, with no eyes, antennae or legs.
  • Transferring onto such individuals as chance may permit, the stylopids finally arrive where larvae of the proper species are available and at once attack them.

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