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Family Proctotrupidae

wasp - Proctotrupes caudatus - male Proctotrupid wasp - Proctotrupes caudatus - female Proctotrupid - Proctotrupes caudatus - male Procto - Proctotrupes pallidus - male Proctotrupid - Hormoserphus clypeatus - female Unknown Hymenoptera - Brachyserphus Parasitica - Exallonyx Wasp - Exallonyx - female
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 Proctotrupoidea
Family Proctotrupidae
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Serphidae
revised in(1)
Numbers
45 spp. in 9 genera in our area(2), >400 spp. in 30 genera total(3)
Size
body 3-15 mm(4) (typically, 5-8 mm)
Identification
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)
Range
throughout NA and much of the world
Habitat
mostly damp woodlands(5)
Food
parasitoids; hosts: beetle larvae, fungus gnats(4)