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Family Proctotrupidae

Proctotrupes terminalis? - Proctotrupes caudatus - male Procto - Proctotrupes gravidator Procto? - Mischoserphus - female Small Wasp - Exallonyx - male Parasitica Wasp - Proctotrupes Wasp Winter Proctotrupid - Tretoserphus - female Exallonyx obsoletus
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
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)