Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Family Diapriidae

Wasp being devoured by a robber fly - Belyta Hymenoptera - Aneurhynchus Hymenoptera - Aclista - female Wasp - Cinetus Braconid? [No. Diapriid.] Diapriidae, Coptera perhaps - Coptera - female Tiny wasp with clubbed antennae Trichopria sp. - Trichopria
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