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Superfamily Evanioidea - Aulacids, Ensigns, and Gasteruptiids

Gasteruption - female wasp - Evania appendigaster Tiny Abdomen Female Wasp - Gasteruption - female Elephant Mostquito? - Gasteruption - female Wasp - Gasteruption Evaniella semaeoda aulacid wasp - 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 Evanioidea (Aulacids, Ensigns, and Gasteruptiids)
Numbers
3 families worldwide(1)
Remarks
There is disagreement on whether the group is monophyletic or not. The arguments for being non-monophyletic are based on the differences of host biology for the three families (see Tree of Life).
Internet References
sef.nu Notes on the Superfamily Evanioidea in Sweden with Keys to Families, Genera and Species. K. Hedqvist