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Family Platygastridae

Parasitic wasps in goldenrod bunch gall - Platygaster - female Hymenoptera Platygastrid ex Vitisiella - Platygaster vitisiellae - female Tiny wasp Diapriid? Wasp tiny wasp Platygastroidea?
Classification
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
Platygasteridae
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.
Food
Parasitoids of gall midges (Cecidomyiidae).