hosts: mostly Lepidoptera and Diptera, though a few attack Hymenoptera, Coleoptera or Neuroptera(1). Parasites of Lepidoptera usually attack young pupae, while those of Diptera attack mature larvae.(2)
The terms "chalcid" and "chalcid wasp" typically refer to the whole superfamily Chalcidoidea, so it is best to use "chalcidid" when specifically referring to this family.
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