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Family Trichogrammatidae

Parasitic Wasp - female parasitized parasitized Wasp ID - Burksiella Trichogrammatidae Trichogrammatid - Trichogramma - female Wasp Wasp - Pseudoligosita - female
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 Trichogrammatidae
Numbers
2 subfamilies, with 135 spp. (of which >60 in Trichogramma) in 41 genera in our area and ~840 spp. in >80 genera worldwide(1)
Size
0.3-1.2 mm(1)
Identification
tarsi 3-segmented, color not metallic, 1-2 funicular segments(1)
Food
primary, solitary or gregarious endoparasitoids of the eggs of other insects, notably Lepidoptera, Hemiptera, Coleoptera, Thysanoptera, Hymenoptera, Diptera and Neuroptera(1)
Remarks
many spp. used as pest control agents(1)