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For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Genus Encyrtus

wasp - Encyrtus Encyrtid - Encyrtus aurantii Small wasp? - Encyrtus Encyrtus - female Encyrtinae? - Encyrtus Encyrtid - Encyrtus Parasitoid wasp from Cape Cod - Encyrtus encyrtid wasp - Encyrtus
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 Encyrtidae (Encyrtids)
Subfamily Encyrtinae
Genus Encyrtus
Explanation of Names
Encyrtus Latreille 1809
11 spp. in our area, ~70 spp. worldwide(1)
Larvae are parasitoids of scale insects (Coccidae) (2).
Works Cited
1.Universal Chalcidoidea Database
2.Catalog of Hymenoptera in America North of Mexico
Karl V. Krombein, Paul D. Hurd, Jr., David R. Smith, and B. D. Burks. 1979. Smithsonian Institution Press.