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Genus Laelius

Bethylid Wasp - Laelius - female wasp - Laelius Oatmeal Wasp 2 - Laelius Tiny wasp found in house - Laelius Laelius? - Laelius - female dust bunny bethylid - Laelius - male bethylid - Laelius bethylid - Laelius
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies)
No Taxon (Aculeata - Ants, Bees and Stinging Wasps)
Superfamily Chrysidoidea (Cuckoo Wasps and Allies)
Family Bethylidae (Flat Wasps)
Subfamily Epyrinae
Genus Laelius
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
4 spp. of our fauna have been recently transferred here from Rhabdepyris[Cite:1026032,23]
Explanation of Names
Laelius Ashmead 1893
9 spp. in our area(1), 40 total[Cite:1026032,23]
Long hairs on dorsal surface of head and thorax
most of the world, except the Neotropics & Australasia[Cite:1026032,7]
ectoparasitoids of immature stages of beetles such as Dermestidae, and thus are commonly taken indoors --Jongok LIM