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Family Platygastridae

Tiny wasp Platygastrid ex Vitisiella - Platygaster vitisiellae - female Platygastrid ex Chenopodium - Platygaster Wasp Wasp Wasp (Chalidoidea?) Seed Parasite (?) of Mimulus ringens Tiny wasp beaten from foliage Platygastrinae, swept from Baker's manzanita
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 Platygastroidea
Family Platygastridae
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Subfamilies Scelioninae, Teleasinae, and Telenominae have been included in this family in some classifications, but platygastroid workers still place them in a separate family, Scelionidae.
Parasitoids of gall midges (Cecidomyiidae).