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Family Proctotrupidae

Exallonyx? - Exallonyx grandis - female small wasp in gills of a mushroom - Tretoserphus - female Procto? - Exallonyx - female Hymenoptera - Prototrucpidae ? - Exallonyx Procto - Proctotrupes caudatus - male Parasitica Wasp - Proctotrupes Wasp Wasp
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 Proctotrupoidea
Family Proctotrupidae
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
revised in(1)
45 spp. in 9 genera in our area(2), >400 spp. in 30 genera total(3)
body 3-15 mm(4) (typically, 5-8 mm)
terminal abdominal segment narrow, elongated, and down-curved in many species; forewing with large stigma, beyond which is a very small marginal cell (illustrated here)
great photo gallery at(3)
throughout NA and much of the world
mostly damp woodlands(5)
parasitoids; hosts: beetle larvae, fungus gnats(4)