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For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
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Superfamily Proctotrupoidea

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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 Proctotrupoidea
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Platygastridae, formerly treated in this superfamily, are now placed in Platygastroidea; Diapriidae (+ 2 small exotic families) are sometimes treated in a separate superfamily Diaprioidea
as treated here, includes 10 families worldwide, of which 7 are represented in our area and in the guide (the remaining three include two dozen spp. between them restricted to Australasia & the Neotropics)(1)
images of representative adults (National Institute for Agricultural Research, France)
Works Cited
1.Hymenoptera of the world: an identification guide to families
Goulet H., Huber J., eds. 1993. Agriculture Canada Publication 1894/E. 668 pp.