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Family Perilampidae

Bee or Fly? Wasp - Perilampus hyalinus Euperilampus triangularis Perilampid Perilampus  - Perilampus Perilampus sp? - Perilampus chalcid wasp - Perilampus Species of bee?
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies)
No Taxon ("Parasitica" (parasitic Apocrita))
Superfamily Chalcidoidea (Chalcid Wasps)
Family Perilampidae
Numbers
36 spp. in 6 genera of 2 subfamilies in our area, almost 300 spp. in 15 genera worldwide placed in 3 subfamilies(1)
Size
1.3-5.5 mm(1)
Identification
Usually metallic green or blue, but sometimes black. Thorax is pitted, and abdomen is short and triangular.
Shares some characteristics of pteromalids with a large, colorful, and metallic bulging thorax, but differs in having deep parapsidal sutures and distinctive wing venation with long marginal and submarginal veins and a short stigma. (Comment by Ross Hill).
Range
Worldwide
Food
Usually attack the pupae of tachinids, braconids, or ichneumonids (all of them parasitoids)
Life Cycle
In some species, the egg is deposited on the foliage and the larva is of the planidium type. It mounts a member of the secondary host species, and eventually parasitizes the parasitoid of the larvae.
Remarks
Most are hyperparasitoids.
Some are primary parasitoids of wood-boring beetle larvae (Anobiidae and Platypodidae) and less commonly of a few other orders.
Print References
(2)(3)
Works Cited
1.Universal Chalcidoidea Database
2.Borror and DeLong's Introduction to the Study of Insects
Norman F. Johnson, Charles A. Triplehorn. 2004. Brooks Cole.
3.A handbook of the families of Nearctic Chalcidoidea (Hymenoptera). 2nd Edition
Grissell E.E., Schauff M. E. 1997. Ent. Soc. Wash. 87pp.