Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Formerly placed in Proctotrupoidea.
>300 spp. in 35 genera in our area(1)
, estimated 4,000 spp. worldwide (of which fewer than half have been described)(2)
Body small, black, and shiny; antennae 11- to 15-segmented, rising from a facial protuberance; trochanters two-segmented; wing venation reduced or nearly absent
Adults are usually found in wooded areas with decaying vegetation and fungi
Larvae are typically parasites of fungus gnats and other dipterans