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Family Chalcididae - Chalcidid Wasps

Chalcididae sp.? - Conura nigricornis Conura -? - Conura - female Unknown Hymenopteran - Psilochalcis wasp - Acanthochalcis nigricans - female wasp with bulbous abdomen tiny wasp - Conura Conura? - Conura Chalcid wasp - Brachymeria ovata
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 Chalcidoidea (Chalcidoid Wasps)
Family Chalcididae (Chalcidid Wasps)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
"Chalcidae" in older literature
Explanation of Names
Chalcididae Latreille 1817
>140 spp. in 15 genera of 7 subfamilies in our area and ca. 1500 spp. in ~90 genera of 8 subfamilies worldwide(1)(2)
2.5‒9.0 mm(1)
hosts: mostly Lepidoptera and Diptera; a few attack Hymenoptera, Coleoptera or Neuroptera(1). Parasites of Lepidoptera usually attack young pupae, while those of Diptera attack mature larvae.(3)
Works Cited
1.Universal Chalcidoidea Database
2.Ultra‐Conserved Elements and morphology reciprocally illuminate conflicting phylogenetic hypotheses in Chalcididae
Cruaud, Delvare, Nidelet, Sauné, Ratnasingham, Chartois, Blaimer, Gates, Brady, Faure, van Noort, Rossi, & Rasplus. 2020. Cladistics 37(1): 1-35.
3.A handbook of the families of Nearctic Chalcidoidea (Hymenoptera). 2nd Edition
Grissell E.E., Schauff M. E. 1997. Ent. Soc. Wash. 87pp.