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Family Bethylidae - Flat Wasps

Bethylid wasp - Pseudisobrachium prolongatum small wasp - Goniozus Wasp - Pristepyris armiferus Pristocera armifera? Pristocera armifera? Megaspilid parasitic wasps mating - male - female bethylid?
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies)
No Taxon (Aculeata - Ants, Bees and Stinging Wasps)
Superfamily Chrysidoidea (Cuckoo Wasps and Allies)
Family Bethylidae (Flat Wasps)
Explanation of Names
Bethylidae Haliday 1840
~200 spp. in >20 genera of 3 subfamilies in our area, 2200 spp. in ~100 genera of 5 extant subfamilies worldwide(1)(2)(3)(4)(5)
Overview of our fauna [* –taxa without photos in the guide; adapted from(5)]
Family Bethylidae
2-5 mm, rarely >10 mm
Females of many species are wingless and ant-like. Antennae with 12-13 segments.
Keys to our fauna in Evans (1978) (6).
Keys to world subfamilies and genera in Azevedo et al. (2018) (5).
Parasites of coleopteran and lepidopteran larvae
Some females have a painful sting
Works Cited
1.Phylogenetic systematics of the family Bethylidae (Insecta:Hymenoptera) Pt II. Keys to subfamilies, tribes & genera in the world
Terayama M. 2003. Acad. Reports Fac. Eng. Tokyo Polytech. Univ. 26: 16-29.
2.Nearctic Hymenoptera other (Discover Life's IDnature guide)
3.Phylogenetic analysis of Rhabdepyris (Hym.: Bethylidae) and redefinition of generic limits based on morphological characters
Waichert C., Azevedo C.O. 2009. Zootaxa 2284: 1-29.
4.van Noort S. (2004-2015) WaspWeb: Wasps, bees and ants of Africa and Madagascar
5.Global guide of the flat wasps (Hymenoptera, Bethylidae)
Azevedo C. O., I. D. C. C. Alencar, M. S. Ramos, D. N. Barbosa, W. D. Colombo, J. M. R. Vargas, and J. Lim. 2018. Magnolia Press, Zootaxa.
6.The Bethylidae of America north of Mexico
Evans, H.E. 1978. Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute No. 27, 332 pp.