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Family Proctotrupidae

wasp - Exallonyx - male Parasitica - Exallonyx Reddish Brown Wasp - Proctotrupes - female Proctrupidae - Brachyserphus wasp - Proctotrupes - female Hymenoptera. - Tretoserphus Female proctotrupid? - Exallonyx Proctotrupid - Brachyserphus
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 Proctotrupoidea
Family Proctotrupidae
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
45 spp. in 9 genera in our area(1), >675 spp. in 30 genera total(2)
body 3-15 mm(3) (typically, 5-8 mm)
Antennae with 13 segments
Terminal abdominal segment narrow, elongated, and down-curved in many species
Non metallic. Often black, sometimes red.
Forewing with large stigma, beyond which is a very small marginal cell.

A key to genera and species can be found in Townes, 1981 (4)
Mostly damp woodlands(5)
Parasitoids of beetle larvae, fungus gnats(3)
Internet References
The Proctotrupidae (Hymenoptera) of the World (2)