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Genus Anaphes

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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 Chalcidoidea (Chalcidoid Wasps)
Family Mymaridae (Fairy Wasps)
Genus Anaphes
Explanation of Names
Anaphes Haliday 1833
25 spp. in our area, ca. 220 spp. worldwide(1)
about 1 mm.
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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