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Tribe Diapriini

wasp - Trichopria - male wasp - Trichopria - male Diapriid 02 - Trichopria - female Hymenoptera - Basalys - female Tiny Wasp - Basalys - female Tiny black wasp - Trichopria wasp - Trichopria - female Aphanogmus? - Trichopria
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 Diaprioidea
Family Diapriidae
Subfamily Diapriinae
Tribe Diapriini
the most speciose and diverse tribe of the subfamily, with 17 genera in our area and 33 in the New World(1)
includes all true symphilic genera, some of them considerably adapted morphologically to life with ants(1)
Life Cycle
The biological ground plan is primary parasitism (solitary or gregarious) of various Diptera; several species were reared from coleopterous hosts, members associated with ants are known or assumed to parasitize ant larvae; some species are aquatic(1)
Works Cited
1.The genera of Diapriinae (Hymenoptera, Diapriidae) in the New World
Masner L., García J.L. 2002. Bulletin of the AMNH 268: 1-138.