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Family Proctotrupidae

Proctotrupid - Proctotrupes caudatus - male Procto - Proctotrupes caudatus - male January 2, 2011 image 2 of 2 - Exallonyx - female Exallonyx? - Exallonyx grandis - female Parasitica Wasp - Proctotrupes proctotrupid - Brachyserphus abruptus Hymenoptera. - Tretoserphus Proctotrupid - Proctotrupes caudatus - female
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies)
No Taxon ("Parasitica" (parasitoid 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)