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Family Pteromalidae - Pteromalid Wasps

tiny wasp Small wasp Small parasitoid. Tetracampidae? Parasitica, in mud nest Small Fly Platygastridae? Pteromalidae? Chalcidoidea; Colotrechnus - Colotrechnus - female
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies)
No Taxon ("Parasitica" - Parasitoid Wasps)
Superfamily Chalcidoidea (Chalcidoid Wasps)
Family Pteromalidae (Pteromalid Wasps)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
what was historically recognized as Pteromalidae was split into two dozen families(1), so info that used to be on this page was deleted as no longer applicable/relevant/accurate.
Explanation of Names
Pteromalidae Dalman 1820
~400 genera arranged into 8 subfamilies as summarized here
Works Cited
1.From hell’s heart I stab at thee! A determined approach towards a monophyletic Pteromalidae and reclassification of Chalcidoid
Burks, Mitroiu, Fusu, Heraty, Janšta, Heydon, Papilloud, Peters, Tselikh, Woolley, van Noort, Baur, Cruaud, Darling, Haas, et a. 2022. Journal of Hymenoptera Research, 94: 13-88.