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The term "Chalcis fly" refers to a type of parasitic wasp belonging to the Chalcididae family. These small insects are known for their worldwide distribution and their importance in controlling various agricultural pests and parasites. Chalcis flies have a distinctive appearance with a compact body, often measuring less than 5 mm in length. They have a slender waist and prominent antennae, which aid them in locating suitable hosts for their eggs.
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