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Family Diapriidae

wasp - Psilus - male Hymenoptera - Miota - female Hymenoptera - Miota Diapriidae - Aclista Unknown wasp - Trichopria Tiny Ichneumon wasp - Aneurhynchus - male Wasps mating on pile of wood chips - Belyta - male - female Hymenoptera - unidentified
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies)
No Taxon ("Parasitica" (parasitic Apocrita))
Superfamily Diaprioidea
Family Diapriidae
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Formerly placed in Proctotrupoidea.
Numbers
>300 spp. in 35 genera in our area(1), estimated 4,000 spp. worldwide (of which fewer than half have been described)(2)
Identification
Body small, black, and shiny; antennae 11- to 15-segmented, rising from a facial protuberance; trochanters two-segmented; wing venation reduced or nearly absent
Habitat
Adults are usually found in wooded areas with decaying vegetation and fungi
Food
Larvae are typically parasites of fungus gnats and other dipterans