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Family Perilampidae - Perilampid Wasps

Perilampidae - Euperilampus triangularis Perilampidae, lateralX - Perilampus canadensis small Cuckoo Wasp - Euperilampus triangularis Chalcid Wasp - Perilampus hyalinus Chalcidoidea - Perilampus hyalinus Perilampidae, lateral - Perilampus fulvicornis - female Chalcidoid - Perilampus Steffanolampus salicetum
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 Perilampidae (Perilampid Wasps)
Explanation of Names
Perilampidae Latreille 1809
36 spp. in 6 genera in our area, almost 300 spp. in 15 genera worldwide(1)
1.3‒5.5 mm(1)
hosts: pupae of Tachinidae or Ichneumonoidea
Life Cycle
In some species, the egg is deposited on the foliage and the larva is of the planidium type. It mounts a member of the secondary host species, and eventually parasitizes the parasitoid of the larvae. Immature stages
Most are hyperparasitoids. Some are primary parasitoids of wood-boring beetle larvae (Ptinidae, Platypodinae) or, less commonly, some other orders
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