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

Superfamily Evanioidea - Aulacid, Ensign, and Gasteruptiid Wasps

Ensign Wasp - Evania appendigaster Gasteruptiid - Gasteruption - female Wasp? - Gasteruption - female Big ichneumon? - Gasteruption - female Black wasp with ovipositor, black wings with transparent spots, and black legs. - Pristaulacus fasciatus - female Gasteruptiidae - Gasteruption assectator - female Gasteruption sp - Gasteruption - female Gasteruption assectator? - Gasteruption
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies)
No Taxon ("Parasitica" - Parasitoid Wasps)
Superfamily Evanioidea (Aulacid, Ensign, and Gasteruptiid Wasps)
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