Order Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies)
No Taxon ("Parasitica" (parasitic Apocrita))
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Charipidae and Eucoilidae have been sunk into Figitidae(1)(2).
5-6 families total (incl. monotypic Australian Austrocynipidae); Liopteridae (3 spp. in our area, ~70 worldwide) is not yet in the guide; >800 spp. in our area, ~2000 worldwide(3)(1)
Mostly small or minute insects with reduced venation. Most species are black and the abdomen is usually shiny and somewhat compressed. Filiform antennae; the pronotum extends back to the tegulae and the ovipositor issues from the anterior apex of the abdomen.
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