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Genus Anaphes

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies)
No Taxon ("Parasitica" (parasitic Apocrita))
Superfamily Chalcidoidea (Chalcid Wasps)
Family Mymaridae (Fairyflies)
Genus Anaphes
Explanation of Names
Anaphes Haliday 1833
Numbers
25 spp. in our area, ca. 220 spp. worldwide(1)
Size
about 1 mm.
Remarks
Anaphes spp. parasitize eggs of weevils and leaf beetles, according to John Huber.
Anaphes flavipes was introduced to the United States from Europe in 1965 for the control of the cereal leaf beetle, Oulema melanopsis
Enlarged, ovoid last antennal segment indicates the gender. Males have a normal, slenderer one
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