Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Used to be variously treated as a subfamily of the Mutillidae or Tiphiidae; now recognized as a distinct family (closely related to the Mutillidae) based on molecular data(1)
16 spp. in 3 genera in our area(2)
Females are always wingless, much smaller than males, and have thorax divided in two distinct parts; males without a spine at the end of the abdomen.
Larvae are parasites of various bees and wasps