Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of tachinid flies, perhaps synonymous with Leskia, erected for the uji-fly of Japan, U. sericaria. This fly is said by Sasaki to possess the abnormal habit of depositing its eggs upon the mulberry-leaf, which is then eaten
- n. by the silkworm, the eggs hatching and the larvæ developing within the body of the latter, instead of, as is usual with tachina-flies, laying its eggs upon the body of the worm. See Leskia.
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